Downed power lines leave 2 people trapped in car

More than a dozen power lines topple like dominoes in suburban Seattle leaving residents without power and officials asking how this happened.
1:30 | 04/06/19

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Next tonight, the strange sight in suburban Seattle. More than a dozen power poles -- look at that -- falling like dominos, leaving a tangled mess of live wires and trapping two people in the shattered car. ABC's Maggie Rulli on the dangerous rescue and why those poles came down. Reporter: Tonight, investigators want to know what caused this utility pole to come crashing down onto this car, pinning two people inside. And triggering a terrifying domino effect. It was so surreal and then it was one after another after another. All I heard was this loud boom crashing and power lines are falling. Reporter: The first calls coming in around just before 4:00 Friday afternoon. Wires down, about 15 poles down. Reporter: More than a dozen utility poles, and downed wires, blocking a mile-long stretch on this busy Seattle roadway. Wiping out power for more than 1,600 customers. Rescue workers racing to free the passengers trapped by live wires. One taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Stay under the bridge! Reporter: Stunned families and children at a nearby museum evacuating through a dangerous maze of fallen wires. We're very lucky that we didn't have more serious injuries too with the number of cars on the road. Reporter: Tom, officials say the power is now restored and the road will be reopened this evening. Many of the poles on this stretch of road were checked and replaced within the past five years. They're supposed to last more than 50. Tom? And the cause still under investigation. All right, Maggie. Thank you.

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