Hit-run driver takes down power pole in Encanto

SAN DIEGO - Police are looking for a driver who caused a head-on collision and sheered a power pole in the Encanto neighborhood at about midnight Wednesday.

The collision occurred in the 6200 block of Broadway Avenue. According to San Diego police at the scene, a car headed east on Broadway crossed the center line and collided into another car, causing both drivers to lose control and slam into a power pole, bringing it down.

A woman was seen running from the suspect vehicle and has not been found, police said. The driver of the second car was taken to a local hospital with a possible broken arm.

San Diego Gas & Electric was called to the scene to deal with the downed pole and dangling power lines. As of 6:30 a.m., 19 customers were without power.

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