A 55-year-old man died Friday after coming in contact with downed power lines in Sherman Oaks during a powerful storm, authorities said.
The incident was reported about 12:43 p.m. in the 5300 block of north Sepulveda Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A large tree crashed down on a vehicle, bringing power lines with it.
The man suffered an electrical shock and was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, the LAFD said.
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His identity was not released.
On Friday, firefighters responded to nearly 150 911 calls of downed power lines between noon and 4 p.m., the LAFD said.