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Residents temporarily without power after car accident

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Posted at 4:40 PM, May 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-19 18:51:54-04

By Alexandria Autrey

SALT LAKE CITY – Some Salt Lake City residents were without power Sunday morning after a van crashed into a light pole.

The crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. on California Avenue near Glendale Drive.

Police said a van was headed westbound on California Avenue when a dog ran out in front of the van.The driver swerved to avoid hitting the dog and ended up crashing into a light pole, which knocked out power for several homes in the area.

“Luckily he didn’t get hurt, no one else around the accident was injured but uh, just kind of one of those things you never know when something is just going to pop out in front of you,” said Lt. Scott White of the Salt Lake City Police Department.

The surrounding area was without power for 3 to 4 hours after the accident.