ACCIDENT CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN LEMON GROVE

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January 13, 2014 (Lemon Grove) – A driver who struck a pole last night at 7:42 p.m. sparked a power outage to 4,000 SDG&E customers in Lemon Grove last night. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of the accident at 7342 Canton Drive and found that the driver of the vehicle, a Toyota truck, had left the scene.  According to Sgt. James Blanton with the Lemon Grove Sheriff’s substation, “Deputies found that power was out, and wires were hanging down on to the street.”

Deputies identified the registered owner from Department of Motor Vehicle records and contacted him at his address.  The owner had minor injuries.  Paramedics were summoned and transported him to a hospital.

SDG&E crews responded to quickly restore power to traffic intersections and most residences within an hour.

There is evidence that alcohol may have been involved in the accident, Sgt. Blanton indicated.