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San Pedro homes, business lose power after SUV slams into pole

A Department of Water and Power vehicle is shown near the scene of a car crash that caused a power outage in a San Pedro neighborhood on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

April 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Approximately 1,400 homes and businesses lost power, thanks to an SUV crash in San Pedro.

The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of South Pacific Avenue.

Investigators say the driver of a Cadillac Escalade hit a pole, knocked down wires and caused the outage. That driver took off before police arrived.

It was raining in the area at the time, so police think that may have been a contributing factor.

Department of Water and Power officials say all power has since been restored.