A driver escaped serious injury Wednesday when she crashed her car into a power pole in Palm Springs, though traffic was affected due to power lines strewn in the roadway.

The crash was reported about 1:30 p.m. on Vista Chino in the eastbound direction near Whitewater Club Drive, according to the Palm Springs police and fire departments.

The woman who was behind the wheel suffered minor injuries in the crash and did not require hospitalization, according to Palm Springs fire Capt. Nathan Gunkel.

Police urged motorists to avoid the area due to downed power lines in the roadway.

Gunkel said another crash was reported around the same time involving a motorcycle and a vehicle in the westbound direction on Vista Chino. No injuries were reported in that crash, the captain said.

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