NEW BRIGHTON (KDKA) — Power was knocked out to about a one block area in New Brighton overnight when a car crashed into a utility pole.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m. in the 1800-block of 3rd Avenue.

The car sheared the pole, bringing down power lines and shutting off power for a block or so.

The driver was able to get out of the car on his own, but was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

There’s been no word on his condition.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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