Driver injured when car strikes pole

BENTON RIDGE – One 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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