Nearly 700 customers were without power in Oceanside early Monday morning after a woman crashed a vehicle into a power pole.
The crash happened at about 3:30 a.m. on southbound El Camino Real at Vista Oceana. Arriving fire crews were called to a single vehicle accident and discovered that the vehicle had left the road and hit the pole on the driver’s side, Oceanside fire officials said.
The driver was trapped inside the vehicle, which was perched on the edge of a steep embankment with a several-hundred-foot drop, officials said.
Crews worked to free the driver, a woman in her 40s, from the vehicle and she was taken by Mercy Air helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Her condition Monday morning wasn’t immediately available.
Southbound El Camino Real from Mission Avenue to Mesa Drive was shut down for several hours as crews worked to replace the damaged pole.
Power was restored to the hundreds of customers several hours later.