OAKLAND -- A stolen pickup truck crashed into some parked cars and a power line pole across the street from Highland Hospital in East Oakland Thursday morning, causing outages to 1,800 area homes and businesses, authorities said.
The wreck happened about 5:12 a.m. at the intersection of 14th Avenue and East 30th Street.
Authorities said the driver of the U-Haul truck was speeding in the northbound lanes and hit four parked cars before slamming into the pole causing a distribution power line to come down.
The driver, who appeared to have been drinking, was taken to Highland, police said. His injuries and condition were not immediately available.
Police said the truck was stolen Wednesday in Vallejo. The suspect, whose name was not released, has addresses in Vallejo and Oakland, police said.
By 1 p.m. power had been restored to about 1,700 customers, according to PG&E. The company estimated that the remaining customers would have power again by 6:30 p.m.
Police blocked off several streets in the area while repairs were being made.
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