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