Solo car crash causes power outage in Alhambra

ALHAMBRA — A La Puente man suffered minor injuries and caused a small power outage after crashing a car into a street light, power pole and electrical transformer, authorities said.
The crash was first reported about 5:16 a.m. on Atlantic Boulevard, just south of Commonwealth Avenue, Alhambra police Sgt. Esther Rodriguez said.
Officers responded to a solo-vehicle crash when they discovered the extensive damage, she said.
The driver, a 23-year-old man, suffered apparently minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for observation.
The damage to the electrical equipment created a small outage in the area, according to police and Southern California Edison.
Twenty-six customer remained without power early Saturday afternoon, but were expected to have their power restored by 3 p.m., according to SCE.
Police closed down Atlantic Boulevard between Commonwealth Avenue and Mission Road as repairs were made.

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