Truck crash shuts down Pickering Avenue in Whittier

WHITTIER >> A truck crashed into a utility police in Whittier Wednesday, causing no injuries but prompting the all-day closure of a portion of Pickering Avenue to accommodate repairs, authorities said.
The crash took place about 8:30 a.m. on Pickering Avenue, just north of Camilla Street, Whittier police Lt. Bryan Ellis said.
The driver lost control of his northbound box truck and struck an electric pole, shearing it from the ground, Ellis said. The pole remained precariously upright, supported only by the power lines.
The driver suffered no injuries in the crash, and nothing criminal was initially suspected, Ellis said.
Officials shut down Pickering Avenue in both directions between Camilla Street and Pasadena Street as Southern California Edison workers repaired the damage, police said. It was unclear how long the closure would remain in place, though it was expected to last through much of Wednesday.

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