Moving Truck Rolls Over Cars, Downs Power Pole

The knocked down pole knocked out power for the street, officials said

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    More than 300 people were without power in a moving van accident on Gayle Street near Rock Street Sunday. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

     A vacant moving truck did quite a bit of damage Sunday afternoon when it rolled away from its parking space in Redwood Village. 

    Around 1:30 p.m., the truck was making a delivery on Gayle St. near Hughes St. when the parking brake somehow released, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson Lee Swanson.

    Moving Truck Rolls Into Cars, Downs Power Pole

    [DGO] Moving Truck Rolls Into Cars, Downs Power Pole
    Roughly 400 people were left without power after a runaway moving truck rolls into three cars and takes down a power pole. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports. (Published Sunday, May 4, 2014)

    The runaway truck hit three cars and smashed into a power pole, knocking it over and sending two power lines falling onto the street. Swanson said the transformer on the pole basically exploded on impact. 

    Power was knocked out for the entire street. No one was hurt in the incident.

    A hazmat team was called to clean up hydraulic fluid that was leaking down the street into an ocean drain.

    The man who owns two of the damaged cars said he was taking a nap with his pregnant wife when he heard the commotion. 

    According to the SDG&E power outage map, about 400 customers were left without power in the area. Many of those customers had power restored by 7 a.m. Monday.

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