Woman safe after light pole strikes car in Norfolk on Wednesday

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A light pole fell and struck a woman's car at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and USAA Drive in Norfolk on March 1, 2017. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)
A light pole fell and struck a woman’s car at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and USAA Drive in Norfolk on March 1, 2017. (Courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)

NORFOLK — A woman was able to get out of her car safely after a light pole fell on it Wednesday afternoon in Norfolk.

The woman was waiting at a stop light at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and USAA Drive around 1:40 p.m. when a gust of wind knocked over a light pole. The pole hit her car, landing across her windshield, according to an email from Norfolk Police Department spokesman Daniel Hudson.

The woman wasn’t injured, and no other cars were damaged.

A westbound turn lane has been closed, and Virginia Dominion Power is on the scene to repair the pole. Dominion representatives were not immediately available for comment.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.