Driver takes out power pole on Old Arcata Road


ARCATA –  On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 17, a driver received minor injuries after losing control of the vehicle and colliding into a PG&E power pole.

 Just after 2 a.m., 23-year-old Forrest Anthony Hale of Arcata was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma on Old Arcata Road north of Bayside Cuttoff.  For reasons still under investigation Hale lost control lost control of the Toyota.  The vehicle collided into a PG&E power pole causing a power outage and blocking Old Arcata Road.  Hale was transported from the scene by ambulance and taken to St. Joseph Hospital for minor injuries.  Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in this collision.

 Both lanes of Old Arcata Road were blocked due to the collision.  PG&E is hoping to have one way traffic control open by 8am and having Old Arcata Road completely open by noon.  Anyone who may be traveling in the area of Old Arcata Road is recommended to use an alternate route to avoid delays.  The California Highway Patrol Humboldt Area is investigating this traffic collision.



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