Crash Causes Power Outage
A car and motorcycle collided Wednesday night in Benson. The 8:30pm accident happened at the intersection of N. Lee and E. Church Streets. After the impact, the car ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole causing it to break.
The motorcyclist was transported to Wake Med with serious injuries. Their name was not immediately released.
Benson Police charged the driver of the car, Kevin Hamilton of S. Walton Avenue, Benson, with driving while impaired.
Power was off to two homes and one business until 12:15am Thursday until Benson Public Utilities could replace the damaged pole.
The accident remains under investigation.