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Erratic driver hits power pole

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YAKIMA--Hundreds in Yakima didn't get to watch the Super Bowl after a car hit a power pole, knocking out electricity.

Witnesses say the female driver was going well over the 25-mile per hour speed limit when she smashed into the pole on the 700 block of North 34th Avenue.

We talked to one of the people who pulled the driver out.

"Me and one of the other neighbors pulled her out of the car," Justin Bailey said.  He lives across the street from where the accident happened, and told KNDO the collision shook his windows.  "When we got her out of her car, we asked her what happened she said she tried to swerve out of the way of a dog."

A representative of Pacific Power told KNDO that about 2,000 homes initially lost power.  By 2:30 p.m., electricity was restored to all but a few hundred.

Pacific Power expects to get power back to everyone by 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

The driver was not believed to be seriously injured; no word on her status or what charges she may face from police.

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