Tehama deputy crashes car into power pole

CORNING, Calif. - Crews are working to fix a power pole in Tehama County, after a deputy crashed his patrol vehicle early Tuesday morning.    It happened just before 2 a.m. on Hoag Road near Hall Road, just east of Corning.

According to a press release from the Red Bluff CHP,  Deputy Curtis Knight was eastbound when he swerved to miss a dog in the road.

The Crown Victoria spun on the wet pavement, crashing into a power pole on the south side of the road and breaking it off at ground level.   Knight and his K-9 got out of the car.  Knight was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital for minor injures.  The dog was not injured.

Hoag Road was closed for about 90 minutes due to low-hanging power lines.

A PG&E crew at the scene said only one customer was without power because of the crash.  They estimated it would take about four hours to replace the damaged pole.

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