2 people rescued after power pole crashes onto vehicle


Two people were injured after a power pole crashed into a car, and 26 power poles fell overall late Friday afternoon knocking out power to more than 16,000 customers.

Those affected were in South Seattle, Tukwila, White Center and Burien. The incident also closed both directions of East Marginal Way South.

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But both people injured survived and were in satisfactory condition Friday after being taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Puget Sound Fire officials said the poles covered more than a mile of roadway. The cause is being investigated.

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