Driver crashes into pole after power steering fails

Driver crashes into pole after power steering fails
(Pierce County Sheriff's Depar)

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A driver was cited after their car’s power steering failed and the vehicle crashed into a light pole, knocking it down Friday afternoon in Pierce County.

The crash happened at Steele Street and Highway 512.

Deputies said a Washington Department of Fish And Wildlife officer saw the crash. It appeared the car was going to try to leave the scene, so the WDFW officer blocked it in.

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The pole fell across the road, blocking traffic, but was moved to the shoulder, allowing lanes to be reopened.

Deputies said the driver got a ticket for having defective equipment and no insurance.