Errant Driver Causes Other Motorist to Hit Kennewick Power Pole
A Kennewick woman was unhurt after hitting a power pole in Kennewick Wednesday night, knocking out power to some customers.
Garret Kim said his wife was driving their SUV on 19th between Washington and Gum Streets when she noticed an oncoming car driving in the middle of the road. Kim says she waited to see if the other driver would move back to their lane, but when it became apparent they weren't going to move, she swerved to avoid them.
The SUV then hit a power pole next to the road, snapping it in half. Power was disrupted for a number of homes in the area, but restored by the Benton PUD.
Police are searching for the other vehicle and driver. Kim said his wife was not injured in the wreck. The driver who basically forced his wife off the road didn't stay at the scene.
Police did cite the woman for hitting the pole.