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News: Injuries reported after pole falls onto vehicles on I-5 SB near Des Moines

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — At least one person was hurt Thursday morning when a pole broke and fell on southbound Interstate 5 near northeast Des Moines, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The incident occurred near South 216th Street and was first reported by Trooper Rick Johnson at 8:51 a.m.

For reasons not disclosed, a wooden pole from a nearby construction site broke off and came crashing down on the southbound interstate, striking at least two vehicles.

Photos taken at the scene show substantial damage to one side of a passenger car and the front-passenger side of a semi-truck.

The WSP said minor injuries were reported, but it was unclear who was hurt and whether they had to be taken to a hospital.

No other information has been made available at this time.

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