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Solo Crash in Pittsburg Knocks Out Power, Closes Roadway

Pittsburg PD

North Parkside Drive in Pittsburg is expected to be closed for several hours Sunday night as police investigate a solo-vehicle crash that took out a utility pole and knocked power out to about 250 customers in the area.

Pittsburg police were called about 3 p.m. Sunday to North Parkside, where the pole was damaged and a wrecked car was found. As of 5 p.m., police were still looking for a driver and determining whether there were any passengers. Police believe there was only one vehicle involved.

Police initially reported that it was a hit and run, but learned later the driver self-transported to a hospital.

North Parkside Drive remained closed late Sunday evening between Amberhill Court and Cannery Avenue.

PG&E crews were working late Sunday to restore power to the final 14 customers who by 6 p.m. still didn't have power. Immediately after the accident, 6,758 Pittsburg customers lost power, said PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi. All but the final 14 had power back by 4:30 p.m., Guidi said, and those last ones are expected to be restored by 8:30 p.m. Sunday, he said.

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