Driver injured after striking utility pole in Whiteside County

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A Sterling, Ill., man was injured in a single-vehicle accident when his car hit a utility pole.

The crash happened about 5:15 p.m. Sunday when Whiteside County deputies, Rock Falls police, Rock Falls Fire Department, and CGH EMS responded to the crash on McNeil Road, Rock Falls, according to a news release from the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office.

Matthew B. Thomas, 24, was driving south on McNeil Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a pole. 

Thomas was transported to CGH for treatment and/or observation.  Charges are pending. 

Williams’ Towing assisted at the scene.

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