Police say a pickup truck smashed into a power pole, causing live wires to come crashing to the ground near Mill Avenue in Tempe. Power was out for a handful of customers, and the electricity is expected to be restored by Noon today.
The crash happened at about 10 o'clock Friday night near Mill and University, according to Tempe Police. They say the pickup truck crashed into a power pole, cutting off the top of the pole. The accident caused live electrical lines to come crashing down in a parking lot.
Police say the two people inside the truck walked out of the vehicle, which they say was a dangerous move. Workers with APS were on the scene working to secure the area and keep it safe from pedestrians as they restore power to a small area. APS crews have been working through the night to restore power to the area; as of Saturday morning, 31 customers remain without power, and it's expected to be restored by Noon.
Officers say people should never exit a vehicle involved in a crash with electrical lines, but should instead wait for help from fire crews.