6 Ways to Stay Safe During a Summer Power Outage
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Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver suspected of a crash that caused a power outage in Victorville last Sunday. Officials say 30-year-old Edward Provencio crashed his van into a power pole at Hesperia Road and City View Road. When Southern California Edison arrived to secure the scene, there was no one in the vehicle.

The power outage affected 180 customers and lasted until about 6 p.m. Sunday. Provencio was located and arrested Sunday evening in connection with the crash.

Losing power is an inconvenience any time of the year, but it is especially frustrating during extreme weather. If your home suffers a power outage during the hot summer season, here are some tips to help you get through it:

  1. Stay away from downed power lines, as they could still be electrified.
  2. Keep yourself well hydrated throughout the day.
  3. Wear loose-fitting, light clothing that will keep you cool.
  4. If you have access to a pool, this is a good time to go for a dip and cool down.
  5. Check on neighbors and friends, especially those most at risk—the elderly and those with medical conditions.
  6. Drive carefully, as traffic signals could have been affected by the power outage.

“Getting into a crash involving a power line is extremely dangerous for the driver, and it can negatively impact hundreds of people by causing a power outage. Drivers need to be especially cautious when driving anywhere near power lines,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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