On Monday, at approximately 12:12 p.m., a tow truck carrying a vehicle crashed into a concrete utility pole near Reel ‘Em In Bait & Tackle on US-1 in Sebastian, Florida.
The crash caused approximately $43,000 in damage after striking a road sign and a concrete utility pole.
The tow truck driver, Jacob William Blohm, told police that he looked down at his mobile phone for a moment prior to the crash.
“The driver advised he looked down at the maps on his phone and saw black,” a traffic investigator said.
According to the traffic report, Blohm was in the fast lane at a high rate of speed and swerved to the right, striking a curb, then continued off the road striking a wooden pole head-on.
The vehicle then rotated to the right, and the truck’s bed struck a concrete utility pole, snapping it in half.
The truck then struck another vehicle parked on the side of US-1, throwing the occupant on impact. The occupant was transported to the Sebastian River Medical Center.
Blohm didn’t sustain any injuries and refused medical treatment. However, he was cited for Special Hazard – Failed to Use Due Care.