Woman crashes into palm trees, knocks out power pole

Woman crashes into palm trees, knocks out power pole

POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 8:33am

UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 2:03pm

A woman is suspected of leaving the scene of an overnight crash in East El Paso Monday.  According to a witness, the woman appeared to be intoxicated.

The crash happened about 2:15 a.m. Monday at the corner of Nolan Richardson and Willowmist, which is near Edgemere and Saul Kleinfeld.

The driver was traveling on Nolan Richardson when she somehow lost control and struck several palm trees and knocked over a power pole.

Cynthia Ortiz, a neighbor, went outside after hearing the crash.

It was a female driver who got out of the car. First thing she did was get on the phone to call someone. She said, 'Come get me, I don't want the police to get m. The person she called was a male and he reeked of alcohol as well," said Ortiz.

The fire department arrived on the scene before police, but officers said firefighters are not able to taken anyone in to custody or arrest them.

Ortiz said a man arrived at the scene of the crash and the woman got into his car and left.

Ortiz said crashes in the neighborhood are common.

It's not the first time anything like this has happened in this area. They've run into the rock wall. My car's been hit and it's always parked on the road. They're always taking this turn fast," said Ortiz.

El Paso Electric crews were also on the scene to remove the power pole from the street.  Crews will return at a later time to repair it.

There were no power outages due to the crash.




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