Power was knocked out to much of downtown Puyallup on Tuesday after a car wreck, police reported.
A car slammed into a utility pole in the 400 block of Second Avenue Northeast about 1:30 a.m., severing the pole near its base, police said.
The driver suffered only a minor injury, but electricity was knocked out to a large section of the northeast and northwest parts of the city. It took utility crews several hours to restore electricity.
“Original collision was caused by a recklessly driven vehicle that lost control,” the Police Department firstname.lastname@example.org