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FD: Crash knocks out power to 1000+ in Phoenix

Posted at 9:56 PM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 01:44:27-04

PHOENIX — More than 1,000 people were without power Sunday night after a car crashed into a power pole near 43rd Avenue and Bell Road.

The power lines came down on top of the car forcing rescue crews to keep their distance until it was de-energized by APS, said Phoenix Fire Captain Jake Van Hook.

Firefighters were able to help a man inside the car get out safely.

There is no word on what caused the crash or the condition of the man inside.

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