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 supported the pole to begin the repairs|
|Once the car was removed the damage could be seen.|
Photos and Story by Captain Bernie Molloy