Utility pole onto car in Tukwila knocks out power to thousands Friday

Photo courtesy Tukwila Police

Utility poles that fell onto an occupied car on E. Marginal Way in Tukwila knocked out power to thousands in the south end Friday afternoon, April 5.

Numerous squalls with strong wind and rain came through the area during the afternoon, but it is unknown yet whether that was related to the downed utility poles or not.

The poles fell near the Museum of Flight in Tukwila, trapping two people in a car. They were safely extracted by Tukwila Police and emergency workers. One victim had a superficial injury, and the other had non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

City Light says the outage – which happened around 3:50 p.m. – affected over 15,000 customers.

Most customers had their electricity restored around 5 p.m.

Reports are that 14 utility poles were down over one mile of road in the area.

Seattle City Light has not yet confirmed the cause, but from the looks of the videos below, this looks pretty legit:


2 Responses to “Utility pole onto car in Tukwila knocks out power to thousands Friday”
  1. Doug Tanner says:

    If the was no significant weather in the area whe the 14 power poles came down on April 5, 2019…the incident may have been caused by a “williwaw.” After all, there is a small town near Mount Rainer named “Enumclaw” which means evil winds. Just a thought.

  2. PatrioTEA says:

    My wife says that it is caused by inferior (wood) material. I’m inclined to think that it could be an invisible UGO or secret weapon.

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