A car accident scene under a clear blue sky. A black sedan with significant front-end damage is situated off-road, having collided with a leaning wooden utility pole. Debris from the car and pole are scattered around the dry, grassy area, which is bordered by a chain-link fence.
A car struck a utility pole around 11:16 a.m. on June 15, 2024 in Vallejo, Calif., knocking out power to more than 1,000 customers. (Geoffrey King / Open Vallejo)

A car struck a power pole at the intersection of Amador and Tennessee Streets late Saturday morning, knocking out power for blocks and forcing Vallejo police to divert traffic on surrounding streets.

The outage occurred at 11:16 a.m. and is currently impacting 1,043 customers, according to PG&E. The company estimates that power will be restored by 4:45 p.m.

The driver of the car remained on the scene. He did not appear to be seriously injured.

Geoffrey King is the executive editor of Open Vallejo. Prior to founding Open Vallejo, Geoffrey worked as an attorney and journalist focused on free expression, open government, press freedom and privacy. He is a proud native of Vallejo, California.