Power Pole Crash Causes Mass Outage in Orange County - NBC Southern California

Power Pole Crash Causes Mass Outage in Orange County

He smashed his Jaguar into multiple palm trees before knocking over the power pole

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    Cleanup After OC Crash

    A car crash that took down a power pole temporarily knocked out power for parts of Santa Ana. Melissa Etezadi reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Friday, June 12, 2015. (Published Friday, June 12, 2015)

    More than 2,000 homes were left without electricity after a driver plowed into a power pole at high speed in Santa Ana late Thursday.

    He smashed his Jaguar into multiple palm trees before knocking over the pole on West Dahl Lane and South Fairview Street at around 11:37 p.m, a Santa Ana Police Department spokesman said.

    The driver was hospitalized with moderate injuries, and is in stable condition. Investigators said speed was the only factor in the crash, and drunken driving was not involved.

    A SoCal Edison spokesman said 2,340 were initally left without power, though they managed to restore electricity to 810 of those by 3 a.m. According to the company's website, 589 were still without power just before 5 a.m.

    Car Crash Causes Mass Outage in OC

    [LA] Car Crash Causes Mass Outage in OC
    More than 2,000 people were left without power after a car crashed into a power pole in Santa Ana late Thursday. Melissa Etezadi reports for Today in LA on Friday, June 12, 2015. By Jeff Scharping
    (Published Friday, June 12, 2015)

    McFadden Avenue and South Fairview Street are completely closed while repairs to the downed power lines are carried out.

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