A spokesperson for Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office responded to a request from FOX10 News for information in what he called the “Great Crash of 2014” Thursday, June 19.
Along with a report of what he called a fender-bender, Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs George Talbot sent photographs of the accident with the message “Warning: There are scratches on the rear quarter panel which may be disturbing to some auto enthusiasts.”
Smith was driving a 2009 Ford Expedition turning south on Washington Avenue attempting to avoid a sink hole in the street when he struck a power pole on the corner of St. Francis and Washington Avenue, according to the report.
Damages to the vehicle are estimated at $1,964.87.
Officials say Smith was issued a “documented verbal counseling” which will be placed in his personnel file.