Car Hits Pole; 2,000 Briefly Lose Power

A motorist crashed into a utility pole Saturday night, causing a transformer to burst into flames and briefly interrupt service to 2,000 Southern California Edison customers.

"It lit up the whole sky like a lightning bolt," Fullerton police Sgt. Glenn Deveney said.

The unidentified driver sustained minor injuries in the single-car accident near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Basque Street. The vehicle was demolished, Deveney said.

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