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Woman injured by power lines after van knocks down power pole, driver charged with DUII

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Mark Wayne Hunter, jail booking photos Mark Wayne Hunter, jail booking photos

A suspected DUII driver crashed his van into a power pole along Hall Boulevard early Wednesday morning, bringing down power lines which then struck a cyclist. 

Tigard police officers responded to the scene in the 13000 block of Hall around 2 a.m.

Police said the van was traveling along Hall when the driver hit a power pole. A 34-year-old female cyclist was traveling south on Hall when she was hit by the falling wires.

The woman was transferred to the Legacy Emanuel burn center with serious injuries.   

The 50-year-old driver, Mark Wayne Hunter, was not injured and was arrested on DUII charges.

According to Portland General Electric, about 450 customers were without power due to the crash. As of 7:45 a.m. only 112 customers have no power. PGE crews are on the scene. 

Hall Boulevard between Southwest Burnham Street and Southwest Omara Street will be closed for several hours.

Traffic officials said the closure is blocking a Tigard-Tualatin School District bus barn.  The school district has issued a two-hour late start for all students. Staff should report to school as usual. 

District officials said they are trying to obtain buses from another site. 

TriMet said the WES service was also disrupted due to the collision and power outage. It will be delayed up to 15 minutes through 8 a.m. 

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