Bradenton man falls asleep behind wheel, crashes into power pole on Webber Street

Vehicle crashes into power pole, downing lines and closing section of Webber Street in Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - An early morning crash involving a vehicle and a power pole closed a section of Webber Street Monday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol says around 5am, 21-year-old Blake Horn of Bradenton was driving eastbound on Webster Street, west of Robinson Avenue, when he fell asleep. Horn lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole and cable box.

That stretch of Webber was shut down for a few hours while Florida Power and Light crews repaired the pole and power lines. It has since re-opened.

Horn was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and received minor injuries.

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