SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — At least one person was hurt Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle struck a power pole near Welk Resorts San Diego in north Escondido, according to California Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of Champagne Boulevard just south of the resort and was first reported by CHP at 4:24 p.m.
Few details have been provided, but witnesses told authorities a vehicle ran off the roadway and hit a power pole, sending it across one lane.
At least one occupant was trapped inside the vehicle due to downed power lines that had fallen over the car. CHP reported minor injuries, but it was unclear whether or not more than one person was hurt.
By 4:36 p.m., the roadway was completely blocked and a traffic backup had formed.
San Diego Gas & Electric crews were en route to the scene.
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