Car Catches Fire After 80-Year-Old Woman Strikes Utility Pole

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An 80-year-old woman’s car caught fire after she drove into a utility pole that collapsed and caused an electrical fire on Long Island on Saturday afternoon, police said.

The woman was driving her 2009 Acura and struck a utility pole on Bryant Avenue and Motts Cove Road in Roslyn Harbor, according to the police report. She then crashed into a brick wall. The pole then fell, causing an electrical fire and two other utility poles to fall.

The fire spread on the pavement, causing shrubs and another car to catch fire.

The Glenwood Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Responders also transported the woman to the hospital for head pain where she was evaluated and released.

There were no other injuries.

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