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Car damages utility pole on Worley, causes outage

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 8:03 p.m. CDT; updated 8:35 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

COLUMBIA — A car crashed into a utility pole Tuesday evening on Worley Street. The accident sent the driver to the hospital and knocked out power near the intersection of Worley and West Boulevard.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a car incident, according to a Fire Department news release, and when crews arrived, they found that the car had smashed into a utility pole at 819 W. Worley St. 

Status of power outages

View the status of outages on the Columbia Water and Light website.



The car and the pole received significant damage, and the driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Worley Street was closed off between Hirth Avenue and Hardin Street on Tuesday evening while Columbia Water and Light crews removed the damaged pole, according to the release.

More than 80 Water and Light customers in the area were without power as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.


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