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Woman hits utility pole, trapped in car

A 72-year-old Traverse City woman is uninjured after she crashed into a utility pole. Photo Courtesy: Leelanau County Sheriff's Office

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A 72-year-old Traverse City woman is uninjured after she crashed into a utility pole.

The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of St. Joseph Street and Race Street in the Village of Suttons Bay.

According to emergency personnel the woman's car was on its side and she was trapped inside.

Investigators say the woman was traveling east on Race Street when she failed to slow at the intersection. The car then went through the intersection and leaving the roadway before hitting the pole.

The utility pole broke in half and guide wires on the ground.

The woman was cited for driving too fast for conditions.


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