SUV Hits Home, Utility Pole, Cuts Power To More Than 1,800 Homes - KMSP-TV

SUV Hits Home, Utility Pole, Cuts Power To More Than 1,800 Homes

Posted: Updated:
A damaged utility pole at 64th and Jefferson in Philadelphia is seen after police say a car struck it early Sunday morning. A damaged utility pole at 64th and Jefferson in Philadelphia is seen after police say a car struck it early Sunday morning.
PHILADELPHIA -

A car that crashed into a utility pole in West Philadelphia's Overbrook section early Sunday morning cut power to more than 1,800  customers.

"I  see fire come. Boom! I hear another one Boom!" said resident Henre Bouzy

Those booms were the result of a black Chevy Tahoe that crashed into Bouzy's  duplex at the corner of 64th and Jefferson around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the driver of the SUV got out of the car and ran away after the vehicle reportedly sideswiped several cars and took down a utility pole.

The driver abandoned his friend, Dennis Wright, who was in the passenger seat.

" I just  wanted to go home. The guy said he'd take me home and somehow we ended up here," Wright said, referring to the crash. I really don't remember much."

Wright says he was sleeping in the passenger seat for the wild ride that left him with a brace on his leg and clearing his belongings out of his wrecked vehicle.

He told us he and a friend were out partying last night near Center City.

When he had too much to drink, Wright says he turned the keys of his SUV over to his friend.

"He had a little bit to drink,  but he didn't seem like he was that out of it like that. I figured he'd be alright enough to take me home. If that was the case I could have drove myself. It's crazy."

Wright didn't identify his friend but said he wants to figure out why he ran.

PECO says power has been restored to all of the customers impacted by the outage.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:15:46 GMT
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
  • Students Prepare To Return To School With Free Supplies

    Students Prepare To Return To School With Free Supplies

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:15:25 GMT
    We all know Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it also mean something else...back to school.
    We all know Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer, but it also mean something else...back to school.
  • Summer Heat Returns

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:11:25 GMT

    The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.

    The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day.  Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening. 

    Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm

    Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm

    Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices