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.
PG&E crews were on scene trying to fix the downed lines.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.