Sunday, March 7, 2010

Couple Escapes Injury after Collision with Light Pole

Glenview: On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 11:57 AM, the Lakeside Fire District sent one engine company to the intersection of Camino Canada and Los Coches Rd to assist with a hazard after a non-injury vehicle accident.


On the arrival of Engine 3 (Lake Jennings Station) they discovered a vehicle that had skidded on the wet roadway and impacted a concrete light pole. The pole fell impacting the passenger space of the vehicle. Fortunately for the occupants the pole impacted in the center of the roof. Had it impacted one foot in either direction there could have been significant injuries. The crew was also concerned that the exposed wiring had energized the vehicle. A SDG&E crew responded and secured power.

This is another reminder that when roadways are wet special attention needs to be paid to speed and braking distances.

CHP is investigating the accident.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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