A two car collision caused a temporary loss of power for a few hundred Burley residents and businesses Thursday evening when one of the cars split a power pole in half. According to firemen on the scene the crash happened just before 7 pm when a SUV driven by a teenage driver was going north on Oakley Avenue and hit another car headed west on 16th Street.
The car that was struck spun a number of times before it crashed into the wooden pole and stopped in the yard of a nearby home. Officials released the teenage driver and a teenage passenger to one of their mothers to be taken to the hospital for possible injuries. The driver of the other car was not hurt. The impact caused a water line in the yard to erupt as well as leave the live power cables dangling over the sidewalk parallel to the street. Burley electrical crews worked for about an hour to restore power to Burley residents near the intersection of 16th street and Overland Avenue.
Reported by Kim Seely