East Portland

Car hits pole, knocks out power to 8,000

Car hits pole, knocks out power to 8,000
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PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 8,000 homes lost power early Friday morning after a car crashed into a power pole.

The crash happened at Southeast Division Street and 121st Avenue and the road was closed while crews worked to restore power.

No one was hurt.

This was the third time this week that a car hit a pole in our area and knocked out electricity.

On Wednesday, a car crashed into a pole at Southeast 82nd and Clatsop in Portland. The driver was fine, but it took several hours to restore power to the area.

On Tuesday, a driver lost control and hit a power pole at Southeast Bakers Ferry Road and Highway 224 in Boring.

The driver, 42-year-old Ethan Cross of Battle Ground,  Washington, was not hurt, but he couldn't get out of the vehicle for more than an hour because of fallen power lines.

Cross had just purchased the car, a Chevrolet Corvette, and was cited for reckless driving (police said he was speeding).