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Cary Accident Causes Power Outage, Which Causes Another Wreck

Posted December 15, 2002 12:20 p.m. EST

— According to officials at Carolina Power&Light, almost 1,900 people lost their electricity in Cary on Saturday after a debris removal truck crashed into a utility pole on High House Road.

The accident also knocked out power to a traffic light a block away. That outage caused another accident in which two people were injured.

Police said the second accident was a collision between an SUV and another car at the intersection of High House and Maynard. One of the people injured in that wreck was taken to Wake Medical Center, the other to Western Wake Medical Center.

CP&L officials reported that 1,876 people lost power after the pole went down. But they expected the pole to be replaced, the power lines re-attached and power restored before midnight.

According to a Cary official, the first crash happened around 5 p.m. involving a truck owned by the contractor hired by the city to remove debris from the recent ice storm.