Hundreds of Southern California Edison customers in Huntington Beach were without power early Tuesday after a crash took down power lines.
The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Ward Street and Yorktown Avenue, authorities said.
The driver of a white pickup truck crashed into a power pole, triggering a chain reaction that ended with two power poles down and power lines in the street, NBC4 reported.
The downed power lines fell on the truck and a Scion, trapping the drivers for at least an hour before they were rescued, according to NBC4. The truck driver was airlifted to the hospital, while the Scion driver was unhurt.
The number of Edison customers without power stood at 383 early Tuesday morning, and repairs crews hoped to have electricity restored by 7 a.m., according to information on utility’s website.