A woman's car came to rest hanging from the guy wire of a power pole on Tuesday morning after she swerved to avoid something in the road in Millcreek, Utah. Jeris Herrera, 33, saw an unknown object in the road and swerved to avoid it, according to Lt. Justin Hoyal with the Unified Police Department. "It looked like either a garbage can or the bottom of a construction barrier," Herrera said. "Whatever it was, I wish I would have just hit that."
When she realized she was heading into oncoming traffic, she swerved even further off the road. "She went through three different yards, fences, bushes, mailboxes, garbage cans, and finally came to rest on the guy wire of a power pole," Hoyal said. "I couldn't get my door out and I was up in the air and some very nice guy that I'd like to thank helped me out of my car," Herrera said.
It is unknown how fast Herrera was going at the time of the accident, but the distance can be attributed to little or no braking on the part of the driver, according to Hoyal. "Once I hit the kerb and the airbags came out, I couldn't see anything," Herrera said. "That's why I went so far — I couldn't see anything once the airbag deployed."
The accident occurred at 8:40 a.m. Power was out in the area until about 10:30 a.m. while Rocky Mountain Power assessed the damage and worked to restore electricity. There were no injuries. Herrera was cited for investigation of careless driving due to committing three or more traffic violations in succession. Her car had to be towed away, but she's just grateful, she's still standing. "I'm glad there was nobody hurt. I feel bad about all the damage," she said.
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