- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) - A car slammed into a utility pole in Gresham, injuring two and leaving 3,000 people in the area without power.

Police tell KPTV-TV (https://bit.ly/1F6m4x6 ) the driver fell asleep at the wheel Tuesday before slamming into a pole, shearing it off.

The initial crash caused power poles on the other side of the road to bend and one to break. A passing car got tangled in the power lines from the downed pole and flipped onto its top.

The driver was trapped inside and had to be rescued by firefighters. A pedestrian was stuck by something from the crash scene and knocked unconscious. Both injured people were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say neither intoxication nor speed are nor factors in the crash.


Information from: KPTV-TV, https://www.kptv.com/

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