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Driver survives crash that totals pickup

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Woman loses control of truck, hits power pole

An 18-year-old Madera woman was injured Thursday morning on Road 28 1/2, just south of Avenue 21, after she lost control of a pickup, went off the shoulder of the roadway and struck a 45-foot PG&E power supply pole, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officer T. Gibbs said speed did not appear to be a factor, and no other vehicles were thought to be involved.

“She was southbound on Road 28 1/2, at a stated speed of 50 mph. The inexperienced driver likely overcorrected when she went into the dirt of the shoulder, spun and hit the pole. Fortunately, she had airbags, and had her seatbelt on,” Gibbs said.

Gibbs said there was no evidence of distracted driving, cell phone use or impaired driving...


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