SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A car traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a tree and power pole in the College Area late Sunday night, leaving nearly 2,000 residents without power.
At around 11:45 p.m., San Diego police’s ABLE helicopter spotted and began following a car that was running several red lights and driving fast.
As SDPD units were called to the car’s location, the vehicle lost control and slammed into a tree and then a power pole in the 4700 block of 54th Street.
ABC 10News learned the transformer on the power pole was damaged, causing a power outage in the immediate area for a brief period.
The driver got out of the wreckage and fled the scene, but officers tracked him down a short time later and took him into custody.
Police learned the car involved had been reported stolen.
No other details were released.