A man who claims he fell asleep at the wheel knocked down a power pole in City Heights Thursday morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., a truck ran over an electrical box on the corner of Orange Avenue and 38th Street. The power pole tipped over, dangling wires over houses.
The 46-year-old driver and a young boy were not hurt in the accident.
San Diego Police Sgt. Benjamin McCurry said the man was not under the influence.
“It appears as he may have fallen asleep,” McCurry said. “He then drifted over and ran into a telephone pole.”
The accident knocked out power to five houses. The transformer needs to be replaced, and SDG&E expects power to be restored by 7 p.m. Thursday.