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December 30, 2011 (Poway) – A traffic accident caused a power outage in the Poway area briefly yesterday morning, seriously injuring the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.

Benjamin Fulton of Poway suffered severe facial injuries after the vehicle he was driving westbound on Stowe Drive crossed the center line and two eastbound lanes at Community Road. The vehicle collided with two power transformers, coming to rest a short distance away, said Sgt. Chad Boudreau with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

The driver was taken to a hospital and has been cited for suspicion of driving under the influence. SDG&E responded to the scene and power was restored in 30 to 60 minutes. An investigation is ongoing.