One person sustained minor injuries when the car they were in left Moraga Road and hit a power pole between Moraga and Lafayette – effectively severing a critical link between the two towns for several hours.
Crews responding to the 700 block of Moraga Road located a car off the road with live power lines down across the road, making initial attempts at extrication difficult. The injured party was in the rear seat at the time of the crash and is believed to have suffered an injury to the arm.
Police and fire personnel immediately blocked off Moraga Road to facilitate their rescue shortly after the crash was reported at 7:27 p.m. This site received several text messages from readers reporting their power had been knocked out although the PG&E outage site showed less than 50 customers without power.
Moraga Road is expected to be out of commission for several hours.