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Vehicle Hits Power Poles in Reno; Medical Issue to Blame

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Part of Fourth Street in Reno will be closed for several hours after a vehicle hit several power poles on Sunday night.

The driver was headed westbound on Fourth Street from the Wells Avenue underpass around 9:30 p.m. Reno Police say the driver suffered an unknown medical issue and swerved into the eastbound lanes, and struck a generator and several power poles. One of the power poles was severed in half.

The driver was transported to the hospital and is currently in surgery for injuries believed to have been sustained in the accident. The injuries are not considered life-threatening at this time. Police say alcohol is not a factor, and no other vehicles were involved.

NV Energy is attempting to repair the power poles.

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