Utility pole crashes onto car, starts fire

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HILLCREST -

Power has been restored in Hillcrest after a utility pole fell onto a vehicle, causing it to burst into flames.

Police say high winds set off of a chain of events that included a tree blowing over and knocking down a utility pole with live wires on Union Road around 6:40 p.m. on Monday.

One person was inside the vehicle, but managed to escape. That driver was taken to the hospital for neck and back injuries.

Union Road was closed for hours as crews made repairs, but has since reopened.

 
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