NORTH FORSYTH – A rollover crash on Keith Bridge Road Thursday night led to a car fire and downed power lines, though no one was injured.
On March 30 around 10:40 p.m., Forsyth County deputies and firefighters responded to a 911 call about a car that had crashed and rolled into a front yard on Keith Bridge Road, by Exit 17 off Ga. 400 in north Forsyth.
The car took out a power pole and downed multiple lines during the crash and subsequently caught on fire, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver, who was the only one in the car, managed to get out of the vehicle before it ignited and had no complaint of injuries, Rainwater said.
He said he did not know whether alcohol or drugs are suspected or what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.
“It was an SUV that flipped,” Rainwater said. “It rolled into the power pole, knocking out power, and came to rest sideways. The driver exited the vehicle and after that it caught fire. It was extinguished by firefighters.”
Division Chief Jason Shivers, a spokesman for the fire department, said the blaze began in the vehicle’s engine compartment.
Rainwater said the crash happened late enough at night that emergency crews were able to fix the power lines before it affected traffic.