Truck crash causes power outage in Holmesburg

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
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A truck brought down a utility pole in Holmesburg, causing a power outage.

HOLMESBURG (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating a crash that brought down a utility pole, cutting power to hundreds of customers in Holmesburg.

It happened before 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of Rhawn Street.

Police say the driver of a truck lost control and hit a utility pole. The pole fell on the truck, trapping the driver.

Chopper 6 HD was over what appeared to be a Home Depot delivery truck with a utility pole collapsed on top of it.

First responders were able to free the victim, who suffered injuries described as minor.

There was no immediate word what caused the driver to lose control.

Peco tells Action News the crash caused a power outage that affected 1,700 customers.

Utility crews were able to restore power to all but 50 customers within an hour or so.

Power was expected to be fully restored by Saturday morning.