Car crashes into power pole in Point Loma knocking out power to hundreds of homes

Posted at 11:18 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 02:18:54-04

POINT LOMA, Calif. (KGTV) - A car crashed into a power pole near the intersection of Venice St and Newport St in Point Loma Sunday evening.


The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said a 40-year-old woman crashed her Rav-4 into the pole around 4:50 p.m.


She was transported to UCSD Medical Center with minor injuries.


Witnesses said the driver stopped abruptly at a stop sign on Venice St. before accelerating into the oncoming lane and crashing into the pole.


SDG&E was on site repairing the downed lines. At 7 p.m. their website listed 864 customers without power. Crews on site estimated the repairs would be completed by Monday morning.