HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Thousands of Southern California Edison customers are without electricity after a truck lost control and crashed into a utility pole early Saturday morning.
At about 3:15 am., on April 14, 2018, dispatch received reports of a crash with fire in the 18400 block of Main Street in Hesperia.
Witnesses reported seeing a huge flash followed by a loud crash and total darkness.
Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire arrived on scene and located a white 2005 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck that had crashed into a power pole.
Radio scanner traffic reported, one pole was on fire and partially upright, at least four other poles had snapped and were laying across Main Street, near Choiceanna Avenue.
According to SCE outage map, as of 3:45 am, 2576 customers are without electricity. Crews are on scene and have de-energized all the downed power lines.
The power outage also hampered the response time from SBC Fire Medic Engine 302 to the scene, after the rollup doors to the fire station became stuck and firefighters had to manually open the doors.
A stretch of Main Street between Peach and Choiceanna Avenues is expected to remain closed for several hours as crews work to repair that damaged poles.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured and declined medical transportation at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station. The story is developing and information will be updated as it becomes available.
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