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Woman's car ends up vertical on utility pole

Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 15:51:36-05

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Police blame distracted driving for a crash that left an Ohio woman, her child and their car up a utility pole.

According to ABC News, the woman was driving in Youngstown, Ohio, when she turned around to give her 1-year-old child a snack.

While she was distracted, her car struck a utility pole – sending it vertical.

“She was more interested in giving her child the food than paying attention to her driving,” Youngstown Lt. William Ross said. “She turned back around and her car was driving up a guide wire to a utility pole.”

Neither the woman nor her baby was injury, and police said the car only sustained "a little bit of scraping."


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