Car accident kills power, sends one to the hospital

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May 23, 2016 –  A crash sends one person to the hospital and leaves part of Erie in the dark.

The accident was reported just before 9:30pm Monday night after a car slammed into a power pole.

That caused the pole to snap in two, leaving a transformer hanging and power out in that part of the city.

Erie police blocked off Parade Street from East 12th to East 16th Streets.

There was one person injured.

According to Emergycare, that victim has been taken to UPMC Hamot.

No word on  how long the streets will be blocked off

Penelec is working to restore power.

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