Driver injured after vehicle hits light pole

Collision caused a power outage

A Camas woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving struck a light pole.

According to a Washington State Patrol memo, at 7:19 a.m. Saturday a 1995 silver Lincoln MK8 4-door was traveling eastbound on state Route 500 at mile post 16 when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway. The car struck a light pole, fence, sign and mailbox about two miles east of Camas.

The driver, 19-year-old Hannah M. Garner, was injured and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

The vehicle was totaled.

The cause of the crash is listed as driving too fast. Charges are pending.

The collision caused a power outage impacting approximately 1,209 Clark Public Utilities customers in Camas, according to the utility’s Corporate Communications Manager Erica Erland.

“All but five were back on in an hour,” she said. “The remaining five were restored this afternoon.”

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