Car hits pole in Youngstown, knocking out power for hundreds

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The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

A car struck a pole and knocked out power in Youngstown.

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A car struck a pole and temporarily knocked out power in Youngstown.

According to police, the vehicle hit the pole and flipped over around 12:30 a.m. It happened at the corner of Albert Street and Springdale Avenue on the city’s East Side.

The crash knocked down power lines, and a transformer exploded.

The Fire Department was called to help the driver out of the vehicle.

The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Power was out for more than 400 customers in Youngstown, but it has since been restored.

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