UPDATE: Three hurt, wires down, after truck hits pole near COC

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Three people were injured and taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a truck crashed into a pole on Sierra Highway, near College of the Canyons’ Canyon Country campus.

The single-vehicle traffic collision happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when a blue truck hit a utility pole on the 17000 block of W. Sierra Highway, sending electrical wires down on three vehicles, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

“This was a traffic collision requiring (advanced life support),” the Fire Department spokesman said. “The initial call came in from COC saying a blue truck went into a light post.”

Three hurt, wires down, after truck hits pole near COC

“We had three patients go to Henry Mayo (Newhall) Hospital,” he said, noting the paramedics left the scene with the injured people at 7:59 a.m.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station also responded to the crash and stopped traffic on Sierra Highway while paramedics treated the injured.

Work crews from Southern California Edison began making the necessary repairs about 9:30 a.m.

For 15 minutes, while workers repaired the downed wires, 1,226 Edison customers lost electricity, Edison spokesman Paul Netter told The Signal.

The outage lasted from 9:53 a.m. to 10:08 a.m., he said.

Customers affected by the outage included people who lived near American Beauty Drive and between Mount Stephen Avenue and Beneda Lane.

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