Van Slams into Hayward Utility Pole, Sparking Outage

By Monte Francis and staff
|  Thursday, Nov 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:23 AM PDT
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PG&E is restoring power to neighborhoods in Hayward after a truck slams into a power pole overnight. Monte Francis reports.

PG&E is restoring power to neighborhoods in Hayward after a truck slams into a power pole overnight. Monte Francis reports.

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A van that slammed in a Hayward pole early Thursday morning intially caused thousands of people in the area to be without power.

But by 6 a.m., PG&E reported that only about 50 people were without electricity, down from 5,000.

Hayward police said the accident was reported just after 1 a.m. at Hathaway Avenue and A Street. The driver ran away, police said, and was taken into custody shortly afterward. His name had not been released.

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