Accident causes power outage

Emergency responders deal with an accident on north Main Street in Richfield Friday afternoon. The accident knocked out power in a portion of town.

Lights flickered, and in some places went out Friday afternoon when a car smashed through a power pole off of north Main Street in Richfield. 

The accident occurred at approximately 50 East Paiute Drive, a dirt road. The driver, a juvenile female, was driving east on the road and was speeding at approximately 60 mph, according to information released by the Richfield City Police Department. 

The driver lost control of the 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser slid 180 degrees around, resulting in the driver’s side door impacting the power pole, shattering it. 

The vehicle rolled off the embankment on the side of the road. The driver was wearing a seat belt and evaluated by emergency medical technicians at the scene, but was not transported by ambulance. 

Citations are pending.

The power was later restored. 

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