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Car crashes into electrical pole in Park Ridge, causes power outages

Power went out for 1,347 ComEd customers early Wednesday in Park Ridge after a car crashed into an electrical pole near the Oakton Street and Riverside Drive intersection. | photo from Network Video Productions

(PARK RIDGE) More than 1,000 northwest suburban homes were without power early Wednesday after a car collided with an electrical pole in Park Ridge.

The car, carrying four people, crashed into the pole and pulled down electrical wires about 12:30 a.m. near the Oakton Street and Riverside Drive intersection, according to Park Ridge Police.

After the vehicle collided with the pole, it spun out and made contact with a nearby house, police said.

No one was injured in the crash and the house suffered “minimal damage,” according to the Park Ridge Fire Department.

Power went out for 1,347 ComEd customers early Wednesday in Park Ridge after a car crashed into an electrical pole near the Oakton Street and Riverside Drive intersection. | photo from Network Video Productions

But power went out for 1,347 customers as a result of the crash, according to Ashley Dennison, a spokesperson for ComEd.

Power was restored at 1:09 a.m., Dennison said. Street lights in the area went without electricity for several hours after the crash, but were operating normally by 7 a.m.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known as Park Ridge police investigate.