Two-vehicle crash takes down power pole at S.W. 6th and Western

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning at S.W. 6th and Western resulted in a metal streetlight pole being knocked down and one person being taken to a local hospital. (Phil Anderson/The Capital-Journal)

One person was taken to a local hospital Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash just west of downtown Topeka in which a streetlight pole was knocked down.

 

The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. at S.W. 6th and Western.

Police at the scene said a black, four-door Toyota Camry was traveling north on S.W. Western and was attempting to cross S.W. 6th when it collided with an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicle.

Witnesses said that upon impact, the Toyota spun around and collided a second time with the Tahoe near the southeast corner of the intersection.

The Tahoe struck a metal streetlight pole at the southeast corner of the intersection, bringing it down and causing a line to fall across the east- and westbound lanes of traffic on S.W. 6th. Westar Energy crews were called to the scene to make repairs to the downed streetlight pole.

The Toyota came to rest facing northwest in the eastbound lanes of the 800 block of S.W. 6th, while the Tahoe ended up facing east near the curb in the right eastbound lane of traffic on S.W. 6th.

The male driver of the Toyota was taken by American Medical Response ambulance to a local hospital. His injuries weren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Tahoe was reported uninjured.

Witnesses said each driver was alone in his vehicle.

Contact Phil Anderson at (785) 295-1195 or follow live reports @Philreports on Twitter. Like him on Facebook at facebook.com/philreports.tcj/

 

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