Car Crash Knocks Out Power

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Monique Braxton explains how a woman was trapped in her car by a poll, after crashing into it. (Published Friday, Jul 18, 2014)

    A car slammed into a utility pole in Southwest Philly early Friday morning, trapping the driver.

    Police responded to reports of an overturned vehicle near the intersection of 70th Street and Holstein Avenue around 5 a.m., according to officials.

    The vehicle had hit a pole holding live electrical wires, which fell onto the car, according to reports.

    About 30 minutes after arriving on the scene, emergency responders freed the female motorist. She was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she is in stable condition.

    The crash caused 250 customers to lose power. PECO crews are on the scene working to repair the wires.