A resident captured this photos of a utility pole that was split in the area of 7th Avenue and Walnut Street in Edmonds early Sunday morning, June 8 after a car hit it.
Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh confirmed the details of the report, noting that the driver of the Volkswagen was speeding east on Walnut Street about 2:10 a.m. when the car went airborne at 7th Avenue. The driver lost control of the car and it crossed the center line and hit the utility pole, spinning the vehicle around.
A second car that was following the Volkswagen picked up the car’s driver, but police stopped the car a short distance from the scene, Marsh said. The driver faces charges of hit-and-run and second-degree negligent driving, both misdemeanors, he added.
The VW was speeding east on Walnut, went airborne at 7th, front of car it the hill, airbag went off, lost control, just missed a car on the south side of the street, crossed the centerline and hit the pole spinning car around. A red car came down the hill with lights off, stopped, picked up the people and took off north on 7th. They were caught at 8th & Main for questioning finally admitting to it.