An SUV crashed into a power pole early Friday morning in Anaheim, cutting power to more than 5,000 people, including a local high school.
According to the Anaheim Police Department, the crash occurred at around 6 a.m. at 2450 West Ball Road near Magnolia Street, where the SUV was traveling westbound when it suddenly veered to the left and crashed into the pole.
The driver of the SUV, whose name is being withheld, was not seriously hurt in the crash, though the slumped over power pole inflicted indirect injuries to thousands of people within the immediate area.
The crash forced the temporary closure of lanes as city crews worked to clear the downed electrical lines from harm’s way and prevent the possibility for a more severe loss of power. Fortunately no one was injured or electrocuted in the process.
By 7:30 a.m., power was restored to almost 75% of customers who were left without power, but those who are still living in the dark ages, including Magnolia High School, are expected to be without power until at least 4 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for Anaheim Public Utilities.
Much to the delight of students and the chagrin of their parents, classes were canceled at the high school for the day because of the lack of power.
At this time the full cause of the crash is not yet known. Investigators will question the driver and anyone who may have witnessed the crash to reconstruct the scene and uncover what led to the loss of control that started the ordeal. Anyone who saw the accident is being encouraged to call the Anaheim PD for information that can help with the investigation.
Out of control accidents like this have the potential to so serious damage. What was a power pole in this case could have easily been another vehicle filled with passengers, creating an accident situation that injures several people.
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