Two injured in crash after striking power pole

TAMPA — An unidentified man was critically injured and a passenger seriously injured early Tuesday when a vehicle smashed into a power pole, according to police.

The crash happened about 1 a.m. on W Busch Boulevard and Armenia Avenue, police said.

Police said the driver of a 2003 black Mitsubishi Mirage was eastbound on W Busch Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle and hit the power pole on the east side of the road.

The vehicle was cut in half and trapped the driver, who was eventually removed by Tampa Fire and Rescue.

Live electrical wires fell and started a small fire on the ground.

The eastbound lanes were closed for several hours as Tampa Electric restored power.

Police did not know if speed or alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Two injured in crash after striking power pole 12/14/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 6:24am]

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