Crews repair pole smashed by driver in Forest Grove

Washington County

Police have closed a section of Gales Creek Road

Crews repair a telephone pole struck by an SUV on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (KOIN).

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Crews have begun repairing a damaged telephone pole that was struck by an SUV Tuesday.

A driver in Forest Grove rammed the vehicle into the pole sitting between NW Wilamina Avenue and Spring Garden Way on Gales Creek Road.

An SUV rammed into a Forest Grove telephone pole Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (photo courtesy Forest Grove Police)

The section of the roadway has been closed during the investigation and repairs.

Police said the search for the driver who fled the scene following the crash continues.

No injuries were reported and there is no estimate as to when the stretch of road will reopen.

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