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Motorist crashes into light pole in Eureka

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EUREKA- A motorist in Eureka runs into a light pole on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened on Waterfront Drive in front of the Wharfinger Building at about 1:30 Monday afternoon.  Authorities say a 78-year-old woman was driving her car and drove onto the curb, hitting a light pole, and knocking it down.  The woman told authorities she fell asleep before hitting the pole. She was not injured.  There was controlled traffic in the area for about an hour.