VIDEO: Teen crashes into electrical pole, sparking power outage, road closures in East Bay

MARTINEZ (KRON) — Some roads are closed in Martinez and residents in Pleasant Hill may be without power Sunday morning after a teen crashed a car into an electrical pole, according to the Martinez Police Department.

Around 3:17 a.m., police responded to the 6700 block of Alhambra Ave. to reports of the collision.

Upon arrival, officers found a wrecked car, a downed pole, and electrical wires blocking both north and south bound lanes of Alhambra Ave., police said.

As a result, there was a power outage between Blue Ridge Dr. and Gregory Ln. in Pleasant Hill.

As of 8:00 a.m., the pole was still down, and 197 PG&E customers were still without electricity in the following areas:

  • Along Pleasant Hill Rd between Virginia Hill Dr. and Strand Ave.
  • Along Grayson Rd between Pleasant Hill Rd and Reliez Valley Rd.

Both north and south bound lanes of Alhambra Ave. are closed to all traffic between Devon Ave. and Virginia Hills Dr. as PG&E crews and Consolidate Fire work to restore power.

PG&E estimates power will be restored by 6:00 p.m. Sunday.


Police found that the driver, a juvenile boy, had fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the pole.

“There is no indication alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision and the juvenile was released to his parents at the scene after a thorough investigation,” police said.


Stay with KRON4 for updates.



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