SUV Hits Home, Utility Pole, Cuts Power To More Than 1,800 Homes - New York News

SUV Hits Home, Utility Pole, Cuts Power To More Than 1,800 Homes

Posted: Updated:
A damaged utility pole at 64th and Jefferson in Philadelphia is seen after police say a car struck it early Sunday morning. A damaged utility pole at 64th and Jefferson in Philadelphia is seen after police say a car struck it early Sunday morning.
PHILADELPHIA -

A car that crashed into a utility pole in West Philadelphia's Overbrook section early Sunday morning cut power to more than 1,800  customers.

"I  see fire come. Boom! I hear another one Boom!" said resident Henre Bouzy

Those booms were the result of a black Chevy Tahoe that crashed into Bouzy's  duplex at the corner of 64th and Jefferson around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the driver of the SUV got out of the car and ran away after the vehicle reportedly sideswiped several cars and took down a utility pole.

The driver abandoned his friend, Dennis Wright, who was in the passenger seat.

" I just  wanted to go home. The guy said he'd take me home and somehow we ended up here," Wright said, referring to the crash. I really don't remember much."

Wright says he was sleeping in the passenger seat for the wild ride that left him with a brace on his leg and clearing his belongings out of his wrecked vehicle.

He told us he and a friend were out partying last night near Center City.

When he had too much to drink, Wright says he turned the keys of his SUV over to his friend.

"He had a little bit to drink,  but he didn't seem like he was that out of it like that. I figured he'd be alright enough to take me home. If that was the case I could have drove myself. It's crazy."

Wright didn't identify his friend but said he wants to figure out why he ran.

PECO says power has been restored to all of the customers impacted by the outage.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Savion Glover, the master teacher

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:31:51 GMT
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
    While the rest of us merely march to the beat of our own drum, Savion Glover is the drum. The tap dance superstar has dazzled audiences from the small screen to the big screen from the White House to the Great White Way. More than just a legend, Savion has become a curator of tap. He is on a mission to keep the craft sacred for future generations.
  • Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Fatal boat explosion on Long Island

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:56:27 GMT
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed one person in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said.
    Detectives from the Nassau County Homicide Squad are investigating an explosion that destroyed a boat, burned two docks, and killed one person in Manorhaven on Wednesday afternoon. Two dock workers and two boaters were gassing up a docked 33-foot Carver motor boat just after 2:45 p.m. when an explosion tore through the boat, setting it and the dock on fire, police said.
  • Helmsley Building lights up in gold

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Going gold for pediatric cancer research

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:22:24 GMT
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
    The Helmsley Building in Manhattan went gold Wednesday night in honor of children with cancer. The owners also plan to do the same in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.Other city landmarks that will go gold next month include Times Square, the Coney Island Parachute jump, and all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices