Automotive knocks over pole, causes outages in Youngstown


The car fled the scene before the police arrived

by: WKBN employees

Posted: Apr 10, 2021 / 9:42 am EDT
Updated: April 10, 2021 / 11:39 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A car hit a pole in Youngstown Saturday night, causing hundreds of failures on the south side.

It happened after 9 p.m. on Indianola Ave. between Gibson St. and Homestead Ave.

According to Youngstown Police, a car hit a pole and knocked it down. The car fled the scene before the police arrived.

Power lines were also down.

There are 26 outages in Youngstown as of 10:30 p.m., Ohio Edison says, although it is not known if all are related to the accident.

The Youngstown and Ohio Edison Fire Department were also on site.

Indianola Ave. was cordoned off while the scene was clear.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.