Police: Texting Driver Hits Power Pole

Published 04/30 2012 06:40PM

Updated 01/22 2013 03:03PM

(St. Joseph, MO) St. Joseph police say a distracted driver is to blame for nearly knocking a power pole to the ground.

The accident happened at 22nd and Frederick.

Police say the driver of a F-150 was texting behind the wheel when he ran into the power pole.

The crash knocked out power to homes and businesses in the area.

No one was hurt.

Parts of Frederick were closed while crews cleaned up the scene and worked to restore power.

The name of the driver has not been released.

No word yet on if the driver was ticketed.

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