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Car takes out light pole

 

Lou Marzeles

Emergency vehicles converged on the scene of an accident on Columbus Avenue Friday afternoon. A car struck a light pole in front of the Simcoe Insurance building.

A car swerved out of control and struck a light pole in front of the Simcoe Insurance building on Columbus Avenue in Goldendale Friday afternoon. The pole was severed at the base and was knocked onto shrubs.

Early reports are that the car was heading southbound on Columbus doing the speed limit, then just about at Holcomb's Market Fresh suddenly accelerated to high speed, swung left across lanes, and hit the pole, coming to a stop in the Simcoe Insurance building parking lot. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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