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Overturned Vehicle Knocks Out Power In Southwest Philly

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Aftermath of crash in Southwest Philly on June 18, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Aftermath of crash in Southwest Philly on June 18, 2014. (credit: CBS)

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By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An overturned vehicle injured a driver and created power issues for residents in Southwest Philadelphia early Friday morning.

The accident happened at about 5 a.m. at S. 70th Street and Holstein Avenue.

According to investigators, a female driver of a mini-van somehow lost control and the vehicle flipped over and ended up on its roof.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and had to extricate the female driver from her car. The unidentified female was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

During the crash, the mini-van brought down a utility pole with live wires.

As a result of the crash, approximately 150 PECO customers in the area lost power. The full power restoration is expected to take several hours.

The accident remains under investigation.

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