PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - One person had to be hospitalized after their car crashed into a concrete power pole and became fully engulfed by flames in Plantation, Tuesday.
“It was scary just to see that,” said a woman.
Plantation Fire Rescue responded to the single-vehicle crash around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 70th Avenue.
Many expressed how shocked they were at the scene.
“We saw the explosion, like two or three explosions that happened from the car and more black smoke coming from it,” said Karla Rumbaoa, a neighbor.
Officials said at least one person was injured and transported to Broward Health Medical Center.
The condition of the driver is serious but 7News was told the injuries are not life-threatening.
“I’m shaking, I’m left without words,” said Debbie Gonzalez who lives nearby.
The crash was severe enough that it sheared the pole in half, leaving part of it held up by the power lines themselves.
According to Florida Power and Light, approximately 800 customers in the area were initially without power as a result of the crash. As of 9:00 p.m., that number was down to roughly 470.
Many people had to walk home as a result of the crash.
FPL continues working on the scene.
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