Car wreck causes power outage near 39th and Hilyard

Portion of Hilyard closed near 39th Street: Vehicle hit light pole

EUGENE, Ore. - A portion of Hilyard street has been closed near 39th Street after a vehicle backed into a light pole.

Officials say that the driver of the vehicle was backing out of a driveway when he crashed into the pole. Police think he may have been having a medical emergency while behind the wheel.

The driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Eugene Police say that there are live wires on the ground and is asking everyone to avoid the area.

EWEB officials say that power could be out in the area for more than 6 hours, but they are working to get the problem resolved as quickly as they can.

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