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Car takes out power poles, causes outage in W. Toledo

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A stretch of West Sylvania Avenue opened up again on Saturday evening after being closed for several hours due to a crash.

Police say the driver had a medical emergency, which caused him to slam into three power poles and then crash into five vehicles in a used car lot.

 Jeremy Sorenson, the finance manager at CJ's Auto saw it all. ""He come flying through here, smashed that telephone pole smashed into one truck and it was just like an accordion, smashed this one, this one is totaled , totaled, that one's probably totaled so five total out of everything."

Aref Kahla from the Al Habib market had a doubly bad day. He lost business when the crash knocked out power at his store and he lost out on a chance to buy a car from CJ's. "Actually, the Pontiac I was supposed to test drive this week. And there it goes!"

More than 1,000 people lost power because of the crash. Toledo Edison indicated that power had been restored to most of those customers by Saturday night.


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