Hit-and-run driver knocks out power to 1,100 homes
SAN DIEGO – More than 1,100 homes were without power Tuesday morning after a hit-and-run driver crashed into an electrical box in Oak Park, police said.
San Diego police arrived at 47th Street near Federal Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. An SUV reportedly slammed into the electrical box, causing it to explode and uprooting it from the ground.
Several police officers were standing near the electrical box when power was restored, causing flames to shoot out of the box and nearly injuring the officers.
Smoke was also seen pouring from the electrical box and thousands of people were without power, SDG&E said.
Power was restored to most customers later Tuesday morning. No good description of the hit-and-run driver was available.