Man extricated after hitting power pole; STGnews Videocast

WASHINGTON CITY — A man had to be extricated from his vehicle after crashing into a power pole off Washington Dam Road Thursday night and the cause of his collision has yet to be determined.

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At approximately 6:02 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to 1785 E. Washington Dam Road where a man driving a GMC pickup truck east on the road left the roadway and struck the pole, Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said.

The truck rested on its left side and sustained body damage. Washington City Fire Department responded with Jaws of Life to extricate the man from the GMC as all the doors were damaged and remained stuck after the impact, Kantor said.

The driver received medical attention on scene from Gold Cross Ambulance crews, Kantor said. He denied transport as he suffered no apparent injuries.

There were no traffic impacts.

Dixie Power responded to the scene and found that the pole had moderate damage, Kantor said, but no void in power from the pole itself occurred.

A citation has not been issued as this report is prepared and the investigation is ongoing.

“At this time the officers are still trying to find what factors were involved in the cause of the incident,” Kantor said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • NO INFO AVAILABLE January 23, 2015 at 8:14 am

    dang tweekers

  • Koolaid January 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Did a boyscout chop down that pole in his path?

  • Free Parking January 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Koolaid it wouldn’t surprise me any

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