Pursuant to California Government Code § 6254(f)


Type of Incident:   Non-Injury Traffic Collision Knocks out Power       Case #: 1102-0002


Location:  2000 Blk Mezes Ave, Belmont                                                Date: 2/1/11    Time:  0845hrs



A pick-up truck collided with a utility pole this morning, knocking out electrical service to a Belmont neighborhood.  There were no injuries, but approx. 200 customers lost power as a result of the collision. The cause of the collision is under investigation, but the following is known at this time.


At approx. 8:45am, a Chevrolet pick-up driven by a 17-year old Belmont youth, was westbound in the 2000 block of Mezes Ave, when the vehicle collided with a utility pole.  The pole broke in half as a result of the impact, bringing down live power lines onto the street.  Belmont Police, Belmont-San Carlos Fire and PG&E crews responded to the scene and secured the lines.  The driver was not injured and no other vehicles were involved. 


PG&E crews will be working throughout the day to erect a new utility pole and restore service to the neighborhood.  It is anticipated that electrical service will be restored by this evening.














By:  Lieutenant Patrick Halleran                                                      Authorized By:  Captain Dan DeSmidt

Date:  2/1/11    Time:  1500hrs                                                         Date:  2/1/11    Time:  1500hrs



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