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SUV Crashes Into Utility Pole, Causing Power Outage, Fire, Injury

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    A highway connector in Hayward reopen late Monday afternoon following a traffic accident that injured a boy, causing the power to go out and a brush fire to spark. Michelle Roberts reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 7, 2015)

    A highway connector in Hayward reopen late Monday afternoon following a traffic accident that injured a boy, causing the power to go out and a brush fire to spark.

    The California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert about 12:45 a.m. and closed the southbound Highway 880 to the State Highway 238 connector in Hayward, after a Chevrolet pickup with two adults and four minors struck a pole along the Washington Street off-ramp. The accident was reported just after midnight.

    The connector reopened at about 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

    The crash caused the pole to come down, creating sparks, which started a brush fire on the right hand shoulder of the off-ramp, according to the CHP. One boy went to the hospital as a precaution, officials said, and the other family members were not seriously injured.

    SUV Crashes Into Utility Pole, Causing Power Outage, Fire, Injuries

    [BAY] SUV Crashes Into Utility Pole, Causing Power Outage, Fire, Injuries
    A highway connector in the East Bay has been closed and will reopen sometime later Monday afternoon following a traffic accident that injured six, caused the power to go out and a brush fire to spark. Stephanie Chuang reports.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 7, 2015)

    PG&E crews were on scene trying to fix the downed lines.

    Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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