KING COUNTY, WA — One person was hurt Tuesday evening due to a single-vehicle crash that led to a power outage in southeast Renton, according to the Renton Police Department.
The accident unfolded in the 2000 block of Benson Road South and was first reported by the department at 5:32 p.m.
It’s unclear what led up to the wreck, but preliminary details indicate the driver crashed their car into a utility pole, damaging the transformer and causing a power outage in the immediate area.
At the time of the initial report, Renton Police were responding to the scene and Puget Sound Energy crews had been alerted to the problem.
Authorities confirmed that the driver was hurt in the wreck, but the severity of those injuries was not specified.
Officers are responding to a single-car collision in the 2000 blk Benson Rd S, where a driver hit a utility pole. The transformer was damaged & the power is out in the area. PSE has been notified. If you encounter a dark intersection, always treat it like a 4-way stop. pic.twitter.com/6QlsdolTFb
— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) December 27, 2023
Motorists were reminded to treat any “dark intersection” as a four-way stop.
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