Mother Drives up a Utility Pole Trying to Give Her Child a Snack

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Distracted driving caused a mother to drive up a guide wire to a utility pole in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday.

The driver, Amber Johnson, told WKBN she turned around for a second to give her 2-year-old child a snack and hit the wire. The car went up the guide wire, resting vertically.

“My first thought was him, so I jumped straight out,” she said. “I just opened the door, jumped straight out, ran to the back, made sure he was OK. He was a bit shaken up, but he was OK overall.”

The woman was able to exit the vehicle and get help. She and her child were not injured.

It took two wreckers to get the car down. 

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