(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A car accident involving a telephone pole left many Evergy customers in the dark Saturday night.
Police said a vehicle was traveling in the area of 22nd and Mary St. when it somehow lost control and struck the pole carrying a transformer.
The pole was split in half and blocked the road, traffic was blocked off near the crash site.
The accident caused a power outage to around 1,200 Evergy customers in the city primarily in the midtown area according to the power company's website.
Police said a driver and child were inside the vehicle involved in the accident, the driver refused medical treatment and the child was not hurt.