Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vehicle Accident Closes Oak Creek Drive

Eucalyptus Hills:

On Saturday September 14, 2013 Firefighters from Lakeside Station 2 were called to the reports of a vehicle accident involving a power pole.  When Engine 2 arrived at the scene it was confirmed that there was an SUV that had collided with a utility pole.  The vehicle had sheared the pole off at it's base and it was being supported by the overhead wires, the vehicle, and a concrete column.

The pole being broken meant that the overhead power lines were not supported, so a section of Oak Creek Dr had to be closed until the power pole could be supported.  The vehicle also had to be left in place until the pole could be supported so the risk of the wires coming down would be lessened.

SDG&E arrived on scene to begin the repairs once they had the resources available.  The repairs to the pole are expected to go on through this evening.  The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries.  CHP is conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.

SDG&E supported the pole to begin the repairs
Once the car was removed the damage could be seen.

View 2013 Incident Map in a larger map

Photos and Story by Captain Bernie Molloy

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