Car crashes into utility pole sparking blaze

A vehicle struck a utlity pole on the 8500 block of Algon Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, knocking down wires which sparked a blaze on May 26, 2011.

May 26, 2011 8:07:03 PM PDT
A car crashed into a utility pole in Northeast Philadelphia knocking wires down on the street.

It happened just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of Algon Avenue.

Police say the driver of the car lost control and crashed into the pole.

Although wires fell onto the car and into the street, the driver, believed to be the lone occupant of the car, escaped injury.

Police are investigating.