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Car crashes into tree near Western Boulevard, brings down power lines

Posted January 15, 2020 4:29 a.m. EST
Updated January 15, 2020 4:47 a.m. EST

— A car hit a power pole on Western Boulevard early Wednesday morning, bringing down power lines before it went off the road and hit a tree.

It's the third crash of its kind this week.

The crash occurred before 1:30 a.m. near Jones Franklin Road. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after the crash.

Officials said alcohol did not appear to be a factor.

Car crashes into tree near Western Boulevard, brings down power lines

Duke Energy crews were not forced to close Western Boulevard while they made repairs.

Similar crashes were reported recently. On Monday morning, during heavy rain, a car was badly damaged when it struck a pole on New Bern Avenue near Trawick Road. Officials said the car hydroplaned.

On Tuesday, a crash on Morreene Road near U.S. Highway 15 501 in Durham brought streetlights down onto the street after a car hit a utility pole.

The cause of that crash was not provided.

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