Inattentive driver takes out power to a thousand residents near Firdale in Snohomish county

Sunday, January 22, 2023

A 68 year old Edmonds driver collided with a telephone pole on Edmonds Way (SR 104) on Saturday, January 21, 2023, bringing down power lines and taking out power to over a thousand nearby residents.

Edmonds police cited the driver for inattentive driving. No injuries were reported and no signs of impairment were detected.

Power was out and the road was closed for two hours while Snohomish County PUD repaired the damage.


Anonymous,  January 22, 2023 at 9:01 PM  

I question the necessity of publishing the person's age, but no other demographic details, not even sex. The implication seems to be that his or her age was a contributing factor when there is no reason (at least not reported) to think it was. 68 is far from 88, and inattention is a problem with drivers of any age.
Would the author have felt as comfortable citing the sex or ethnicity of the driver?

Anonymous,  January 23, 2023 at 8:46 AM  

Great point

Anonymous,  January 23, 2023 at 6:41 PM  

Yeah, it’s the 18 year olds that scare me.

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