Car crashes into pole in north Austin knocking out power


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities have responded to a vehicle rescue Saturday morning after a crash in north Austin, according to Austin fire.

In a tweet, Austin fire reported that the crash occurred at Research Boulevard and Payton Gin Road. Rescuers reported that one patient needed extraction after their vehicle crashed into a telephone pole. 

Two patients in total were transported to the hospital by Austin-Travis County EMS. Power in the surrounding area is out due to damage to the pole. 

According to Austin Energy, it will take approximately 90-minutes for repairs and for power to be restored.

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