Driver and passenger suffer minor injuries

A black Jeep Cherokee struck a utility pole at the intersection of Southwest Tucker Avenue and Ninth Street just before 1 p.m. on Monday, causing a power outage in the neighborhood that could last for several hours and blocking the road. The driver and a single occupant sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection at 12:54 p.m. on a report of a single-vehicle crash. The Jeep had veered off the roadway, striking a power pole and shearing it in half, before careening into a fire hydrant, said Mike Rowe, spokesman for the Beaverton Police Department. The crash resulted in loss of electrical power around the intersection.

Portland General Electric was notified and sent crews to replace the power pole and repair damages. The power in this area will be out for at least several hours and potentially more, Rowe said.

Traffic around the intersection will be blocked until the power pole is replaced. Rowe recommended drivers who don’t live nearby avoid the area.

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