Crash caused power outage in Overbrook

September 6, 2013 4:24:46 AM PDT
An early morning crash knocked down electrical wires, causing a power outage to part of Philadelphia's Overbrook section.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 57th Street and Lancaster Avenue.

According to police, the driver of a car lost control and hit a utility pole. The force of the collision caused the pole to split, which in turn brought down power lines onto the street.

Power was knocked out along several blocks.

The driver of the vehicle was treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

PECO crews are out on the scene making repairs.


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