Power Outages After Elderly Woman Drives Car Into Pole in Hialeah

Elderly woman hospitalized, hundreds lose power after car slams into power pole

Monday, Mar 4, 2013  |  Updated 1:21 PM EDT
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Power Outages After Elderly Woman Drives Car Into Pole in Hialeah

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Hundreds of people were without power and an elderly woman was injured after she drove her car into a pole and knocked down power lines in Hialeah Monday.

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Hundreds of people were without power and an elderly woman was injured after she drove her car into a pole and knocked down power lines in Hialeah Monday.

It's unknown what caused the crash that happened in the area of E. 4th Avenue and 39th Street, officials said.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene and it took over a half hour to remove the woman from the car. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

She hasn't been identified.

Officials with Florida Power and Light said that 3,000 people in the area were initially without power as a result of the crash. Crews began working to fix the problem and about 365 customers were without power by the early afternoon.

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