Driver injured when car strikes pole

BENTON RIDGE РOne person was injured when a car struck a power pole at the intersection of Ohio 235 and Union Township 47 tonight. The accident was reported at 9:20 p.m. 

According to early reports, the driver was trapped in the vehicle, and power lines were down and across the vehicle. Union Township firefighters and a LifeFlight helicopter were called to the scene.

Emergency workers had trouble getting a Hancock-Wood Electric¬†crew to come to the scene to clear the downed power lines. An AEP crew arrived and¬†helped, and about 40 minutes after the crash, the victim was freed from the vehicle and flown to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

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