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Teenager Unharmed After Smashing Car into Power Pole

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TERRACE HEIGHTS, Wash.-- One teenager is luckily unharmed after crashing into a power pole Wednesday morning in Terrace Heights.

Firefighters got the call at around 7:30, about a 16-year-old girl who lost control of her car on gun club road and smashed into a power pole.

The driver got out of the car before crews arrived.

Firefighters say she was lucky to escape not just the crash but a nasty shock as well.

"What we try to do is to educate people to stay in that vehicle because should they step out and still be in contact with the vehicle, then they become a ground, a direct ground and they can actually be electrocuted if the lines are still charged and energized," says East Valley Fire Chief Mike Riel.

Electricity was arching between the lines and nearby trees when NBC Right Now arrived on scene.

Power crews had the line shut down quickly and fully repaired within a few hours.