CLEVELAND – A two vehicle accident Friday morning sent two people to the hospital. It also knocked out power to about 2,000 Duke Energy customers in the Cleveland community in Johnston County.
The collision was reported around 10:15am at the intersection of Cleveland Road and South Shiloh Road. After the cars collided, one vehicle was knocked into a power pole, causing the lines to fall, including one line that fell onto the vehicle.
The second vehicle overturned well off the roadway in a church parking lot, briefly trapping the driver inside.
Both drivers were transported by EMS to Wake Med. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.
Duke Energy sent crews to the scene to restore power in the area.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the collision.