Crash Severs Power Pole Sending Driver to Hospital

Jon Normandin

Single vehicle collision severs a power pole and sends the driver to the hospital.

Just after 11 p.m., Federal Way Police and crews from South King Fire responded to a single vehicle into a pole collision at the intersection of S 348th St and 16th Avenue S. Crews arrived to find a vehicle that had severed a power pole from its base with a single occupant inside. The driver was removed from the vehicle and transported to an area hospital. Crews from Puget Sound Energy were dispatched to the scene to examine the pole. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.