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Car hits power pole on Canal Rd.

No injuries, but road blocked and power out due to car vs. power pole

Published on January 12, 2018 3:40PM

HERMISTON — A car hit a power pole Friday morning on Canal Road, causing power outages and road closures for several hours.

Umatilla County Fire District Battalion Chief J.W. Roberts said it was a single-vehicle crash, and no one was injured. He said around 8 a.m., the car hit the power pole on Canal Road just south of Diagonal Boulevard, shearing the pole.

Roberts said a school bus narrowly missed the pole, but was not involved in the crash. The bus, which had children in it, stayed at the scene for a few minutes, he said.

Roberts said the vehicle that hit the pole left the scene, and was chased down by a Umatilla County Sheriff’s deputy, who brought them back to the scene to be examined by medics.


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