PHOENIX, AZ – A driver was hospitalized after crashing into a utility pole in North Phoenix in an accident that left thousands without power this morning, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.
The crash happened near the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 35th Avenue, when a vehicle crashed and overturned into a power pole. The vehicle then burst into flames while the driver was still inside.
The driver, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Two officials responding to the crash sustained minor injuries while rescuing the victim.
The crash caused the power pole to snap in two, leaving it suspended from electrical cables and seemingly floating in mid-air. Thousands of people were left without power as a result of the collision.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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