Bainbridge road closed after driver hits power pole

Bainbridge road closed after driver hits power pole

Miller Road was closed to traffic for nearly two hours Thursday morning after a driver went off the road and struck a power pole.

The crash occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on Miller Road between Koura and Bay Hill roads.

The driver struck a power pole, and went off the roadway for unknown reasons, but fatigue may have been a factor, said Cpl. Bill Shields of the Bainbridge Island Police Department.

Only the driver was in the car, and the person sustained a possible minor evaluation and was taken to Harrison for a medical evaluation, Shields said.

The crash was compounded by a passing cement mixer, which snagged the power line from the main power pole to a single small residential power pole nearby, and the truck was kept on the scene until Puget Sound Energy could divert power.

Shields said the road was closed due to the downed power lines and the risk to public safety.

The cement truck was not damaged in the incident, and only one PSE customer lost power. Electricity had not been restored to the home by 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to PSE.

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