Mayor’s Office responds to “Great Crash of 2014”

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.”

The report states interim Chief Randy Smith admitted to inattentive driving. poll Mayor’s Office responds to “Great Crash of 2014”

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.

 

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