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Single vehicle accident snaps utility pole in Mountain View


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A utility pole dangles from high power lines resting on treetops after being severed by a car. White slotches on the photo are due to rain illuminated by camera flash. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

A utility pole dangles from high power lines resting on treetops after being severed by a car. White slotches on the photo are due to rain illuminated by camera flash. Photography by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com

Fire/Rescue crews responded to the accident. High power lines resting on trees ignited the treetops in small fires. Rain kept the fire under control as fire crews awaited power to shut down on the lines.

Fire/Rescue crews responded to the accident. High power lines resting on trees ignited the treetops in small fires. Rain kept the fire under control as fire crews awaited power to shut down on the lines.

A HELCO crew shuts down power to lines running on Ihope Road due to an accident damaging a utility pole.

A HELCO crew shuts down power to lines running on Ihope Road due to an accident damaging a utility pole.

Fire/Rescue crews responded to the one car accident on Ihope Road near N. Kulani Road in Kulani Tuesday (July 14) about 7:30 p.m. Two occupants were in the car, a male was taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment, a female occupant did not need medical attention.

The car, travelling north on Ihope Street, severed a utility pole leaving it dangling from high power electric lines resting on trees. The power lines ignited several small fires on the treetops which were minimized by rainy conditions. A HELCO crew shut down power to Ihope Street so fire crews could tend to the small fires and a tow truck could remove the vehicle.

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