Elderly Driver Injured After Car Slams Into Pole

An elderly woman was injured after police say her car crashed into a mall parking lot this afternoon.

Washington police say the woman was heading west on 15th Street and they believe she was trying to turn into the Washington Square Mall. Her vehicle clipped a guy-wire for a light pole at the corner, then she drove another 240 feet before hitting a parking lot light pole near Blockbuster.

Police say when they arrived the woman was lying on the ground, but conscious. She was transported to Beaufort County Medical Center.

The woman's car had severe front end damage, while the parking lot pole was leaning thanks for the crash.

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