Two survive a fiery crash into a power pole

The driver and passenger in this
vehicle survived an early-morning
collision with a power pole.


A driver and passenger survived a fiery crash when the station wagon they were in slammed into a power pole in 17500 block of 174th Ave. NE in Woodinville early Friday morning.

Emergency crews responding to a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. arrived on the scene to find downed power lines and flames shooting from the car.

“The driver and passenger were out walking around when emergency crews arrived,” said Woodinville Fire & Rescue PIO Catherine Breault. “We were unable to extinguish the fire right away because we had to determine the types of wires that were under the vehicle first.”

Both the driver and passenger, Breault said, were transported to local hospitals with non-life- threatening injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle is said to have been traveling at about 50 mph when he slammed into the pole. It has yet to be determined if the driver was impaired. 

Breault said the King County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation

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