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No injuries after car crashes into utility pole near Pahoa

Hawaii island police closed Route 132 near Pahoa for several hours this morning after a vehicle crashed into a utility pole.

The crash happened about 6 a.m. and left a utility pole and a fire hydrant damaged, firefighters said. Paramedics responded, but the driver declined transport to the hospital. No one else was injured, firefighters said.

Emergency responders closed the road while repairs were made.

Police said a lane was reopened about 2:30 p.m.

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  • They need to make sure that the driver and/or the driver’s insurance pays for repairing of all the damages. The driver also should be cited for negligent driving and even dui if applicable. There is no valid excuse for a driver to run off the road and hit a utility pole or fire hydrant.

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