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Hundreds in the dark, after truck crashes into Lakeside power pole

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LAKESIDE (CNS) - A pickup truck crashed into a power pole in Lakeside Friday, causing more than 1,200 customers to lose power.

The white Toyota Tundra was travelling on Lakeview Road near Lakeview Elementary School when it knocked down a power pole around 12:50 a.m., causing major damage to two additional poles, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

CHP officers could not find the driver of the Tundra when they arrived at the crash scene but spotted blood on the vehicle and believe the motorist could be seriously injured, the dispatcher said. Officers requested a sheriff's helicopter to help locate the driver, she said.

San Diego Gas & Electric reported that 1210 customers in Lakeside, Lakeview and Glenview were without power as of 12:47 a.m. Electricity was expected to be restored by 5 a.m., the utility said on its website.

Lakeview Road was closed from East Lakeview Road to Lakeview Granada Drive. The closure will likely last until repairs are completed.

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