PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Crews are working to restore power on Friday morning after a car smashed into a power pole and injured several teens.
Phoenix fire crews say the crash happened near the intersection of 29th Street and Bell at about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night. Five people, including three 15-year-old teens, were inside the car when it smashed into the power pole and caused lines to fall on the street.
The three 15-year-old's suffered minor injuries, but the 19-year-old driver and 16-year-old teen were transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
The cause of the crash is unknown, but a witness says it was a very scare scene and it sounded like the whole power pole came crashing down.
"It was really loud, I mean I thought it was a whole pole was coming down," Liliana Alvidrez said. "I didn't think it was a car at first, but when I heard the kids crying and yelling that's when I found out it was a car accident."
Alvidrez also said the parents of the driver showed up at the scene and said the teen had taken the car without permission.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but police believe impairment may have been a factor in the crash.