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|Accident Involving Power Pole Sends One To Hospital
|A woman was taken to a local hospital after her vehicle collided with a power pole Friday morning.
Galesburg Police and firefighters were dispatched around 10:30 Friday morning to a car versus power pole crash near First and Chambers streets. Galesburg Police Officer Terry Boyton says paramedics also arrived on scene to take a woman who was driving the car to OSF Saint Mary Medical Center for what he called minor injuries that included cuts and bruises to the woman's arm.
Galesburg Police shut down a number several nearby streets - including Second and Chambers, Knox and Chambers, Seminary and First and Pearl and First streets as crews from Ameren IP worked to fix the pole that had been ripped from it's base out of the ground. Wires could be seen on the ground near the vehicle. Authorities couldn't say if the wires on the ground were live or not. Neighbors near the accident scene say they had lost power to their homes. Crews were also working to get that situation resolved.
The name of the injured woman is not yet known, nor is the reason why she hit the police as the crash report remains incomplete and the investigation continues.
(Galesburg Police, Fire and Ameren IP officials examine a pole damaged in an accident Friday morning.)
(Ameren IP officials plan to repair a power pole damaged in an accident near First and Chambers Streets Friday morning.)
(A Galesburg Police officer examines damage to a vehicle that hit a power pole Friday morning in Galesburg. Editor's note: We altered the license plate for the protection of the driver.)
(A damaged power pole leans against power lines after the accident.)
(Ameren IP officials block the area around a car that damaged a power pole Friday morning.)
(Ameren IP workers begin to repair a power pole after an accident Friday morning near First and Chambers Streets)
(WGIL Photos and Story by Dominic Fortini and Mike Perry)
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