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Car wreck knocks out power in Thornton

11:57 AM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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THORNTON - Colorado Boulevard between Thornton Parkway and 100th Avenue was shut down for a time after a driver slammed into a transformer box.

The accident happened shortly after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. A 9news crew was parked very close to this accident because they were covering a separate story in the area. 44 people forced into the cold by overnight fire  

The driver was in a pickup truck, heading north on Colorado Boulevard when he ended up crossing the southbound lanes, hitting the tranformer box hard enough to then roll his truck back into the northbound lanes.

Emergency personnel with the city of Thornton were on the scene almost immediately because they were already in the area due to the apartment fire earlier in the day.

The driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Xcel energy was called to get the power back up and running.

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