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Mariposa road closed after car crashes into power pole in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A stretch of Mariposa Road was shut down following a single-vehicle rollover crash here Monday evening in Victorville.

The traffic accident was reported at 7:18 p.m. near the intersection of Tamarisk Avenue and Mariposa Road. Passerby’s witnessed the crash and immediately ran to the aid of a young man inside the vehicle and called 911.

“The car was traveling northbound on the 15 freeway and veered off the freeway and crashed into the pole causing the transformer to explode,” stated Geraldine Del Villar who witnessed the crash.

When San Bernardino County Fire and AMR arrived they located the single vehicle on its roof with damage to a power pole.

My husband Marcos parked the car and ran over to him. “I wanted to make sure he was ok and there was nobody else in the car,” stated Marcos.

The driver of the vehicle was able to exit the car safely without injury and declined medical treatment at the scene.

“It was scary everything went dark and all of a sudden there was a large explosion. He had someone watching over him for sure because he walked away without a scratch.”

Fire personnel requested a hard road closure on Mariposa Road between Yates and the northbound I-15 Palmdale Road off-ramp for an unknown duration while emergency crews make repairs.

The accident caused a temporary power outage that was restored within 30 seconds. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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