Roanoke police search for driver who hit pole, fled

ROANOKE, Va.9:05 a.m. UPDATE

Roanoke police say they're searching for the driver of a Honda Accord that hit an AEP telephone pole.

The pole fell and damaged multiple cars around 4:30 Wednesday morning.

Police say they were notified of an accident near the Piccadilly Square shopping area on Franklin Road.

After an investigation, police say a Honda Accord traveling southbound crossed the northbound lanes, left the roadway and hit the telephone pole.

Police say the car continued to drive southbound, then stopped a short distance away.

If you know any information about who was driving that Accord, you're encouraged to contact Roanoke Police.


A wreck is causing a traffic issue and a power outage along Franklin Road in Roanoke.

According to Roanoke City Dispatch, the call came in around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a crash near the Gold & Silver Gentlemen's Club, Brambleton Imports, and the Piccadilly Square shopping area. 

A power pole is split into two. Appalachian Power is reporting that around 130 customers have lost power in that area because of this incident. The company is estimating that power will be restored by 10:30 a.m. 

The northbound lanes of Franklin Road are blocked from Beechwood Drive to Roberts Road. 

At this time, there's no word of any injuries. 10 News has a crew on the way to learn more.