Car Crash Causes Power Outage

By: Brian Dorman Email
By: Brian Dorman Email

(Topeka, KS) -- Topeka Police report that a man drove into a light pole on the 2900 block of Burlingame around 2AM Saturday.

A transformer on the pole fell to the ground and caused several
blocks to lose power, that has since been restored.

The man is said to have somehow injured himself not in the accident but while running away from the crash scene. The man was taken to an area hospital to be treated for those injuries.

Traffic was blocked for sometime on Burlingame as cleanup crews removed the wreckage and Westar repaired the utility pole.

Police say citations are likely although wont comment on what those may include.

The crash remains under investigation, not word on what caused the crash.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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