On Wednesday night, a vehicle crashed into a power pole in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the crash caused power outages to about 2,400 customers in the area. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that the incident happened sometime before 11:00 p.m. on Foothill road, near Willowglen Road.
The force of the impact caused the Honda sedan to completely shear off the power pole. The pole and lines fell across the roadway. First responders and crews rushed to the scene, and workers weren’t expected to have power fully restored to all customers until sometime on Thursday afternoon. The driver was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of injuries. No information has been released on whether or not that person is facing any citations or charges.