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Car crashes into utility pole as driver attempts to retrieve dropped vape pen, Westlake police say

Westlake vape pen car crash
Posted at 7:56 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 19:56:10-04

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A crash that downed power lines on Sunday occurred while the driver was trying to retrieve a dropped vape pen, according to the Westlake Police Department.

On Sept. 19 around 8 a.m., officers were called to Cahoon Road for report of a car crashed into a utility pole.

Once on scene, officers found the car crashed into the pole and downed power lines on the ground as a result of the crash.

The 23-year-old driver told police that they had dropped a vape pen on the floor of the car and while attempting to pick it up from the floorboard, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the pole.

Police said the driver only reported minor injuries and no one else was hurt in the crash.

Cahoon Road was temporarily closed while crews cleared the scene and the driver was cited with failure to control.

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