Driver knocks down power lines in Raleigh crash

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Driver knocks down power lines in Raleigh crash

Power crews worked for hours early Friday morning to repair downed power lines after a vehicle slammed into an utility pole.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. on Ashe Avenue between Western Boulevard and another portion of Ashe Avenue, near Pullen Park.

Raleigh police told ABC11 that the driver was trying to avoid hitting a cat or some other type of animal, but instead crashed into the pole.

The driver did not appear to be seriously hurt and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The impact of the crash knocked down the pole and power lines. Sparks could be seen where it hit the ground.

Crews had to cut power to the area so they could repair the pole.

It is unclear when repairs will be complete.

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