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Woman speaks after being burned by power lines knocked down by drunk driver

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Jessica Wilson spoke to FOX 12 while still recovering in the hospital. (KPTV) Jessica Wilson spoke to FOX 12 while still recovering in the hospital. (KPTV)
The scene of the crash where the power lines fell. (KPTV) The scene of the crash where the power lines fell. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

After days of being at the burn unit in a Portland hospital, Jessica Wilson said she will finally be able to go home Monday.

“I was laying there and all of a sudden I saw red lights and it was my leg on fire,” Wilson said.

On November 23, Tigard Police reported a suspected DUII driver crashed his van into a power pole along Hall Boulevard. It brought down power lines which then struck Wilson who was on a bicycle.

Wilson said she was electrocuted twice when an officer pulled her away from live wires.

“He calmed me down until [medical crews] got there because I was freaking out,” Wilson said.

She said she hopes to meet the officer because if it wasn't for him, she wouldn't be alive.

“He pulled me from danger when no one else would.”

Wilson’s family has started a Go Fund Me page to pay for expenses.

Wilson said she and her family has to suffer for the driver’s action, though, she said she forgave him.

“He endangered his own life and lives of other people by getting into the driver seat of the van,” Wilson said.

Police said the driver, Mark Hunter, 50, was arrested and posted bail. He is charged with assault and DUII and is expected to be in Washington County court on Tuesday.

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