Braidwood Woman, 29, Crashed Into Joliet Utility Pole

JOLIET — A 29-year-old woman from Braidwood has received a Joliet police ticket for driving too fast for conditions after crashing her Ford Explorer directly into a telephone pole on Joliet’s Western Avenue, just up the hill from the Cass Street Bridge.

The woman was not involved in a wreck with any other vehicle; rather, she drove directly into the path of the utility pole, damaging it as it nearly fell into the street.

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According to Joliet police spokesman Dwayne English:

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At 2:02 p.m., Joliet’s officers responded to Western Avenue and Pine Street for a single vehicle crash. Following a preliminary investigation, officers determined that the Braidwood woman’s Ford Explorer was northbound on Hickory Street at Western Avenue.

The young woman’s Ford turned left onto westbound Western Avenue, at which time she lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole on the north side of the street.

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The utility pole was damaged from the collision and ended up suspended by power lines over the lanes of Western Avenue.

Western Avenue was closed for numerous hours as representatives from Com Ed responded to the scene to fix the utility pole. There were no injuries from the crash, Joliet police noted.

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