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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Eastbound lanes blocked after car accident downs power lines on East Silver Springs Boulevard

Eastbound lanes were blocked this afternoon after a car accident downed a set of power lines along East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Car accident on 4600 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard August 26 2021
This vehicle crashed into power lines around the 4600 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard on Thursday, August 26

The Ocala Police Department, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Fire Rescue, and Ocala Electric Utility all responded to a scene of a motor vehicle accident this afternoon around 2 p.m.

According to Ocala Fire Rescue, the service dispatched Engine 5, Rescue 2, and Battalion Chief 22  to the 4600 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard and upon arrival, units encountered a concrete power pole laying over the front of a sedan with an engine compartment fire.

Car accident on East Silver Springs Boulevard August 26 2021
A vehicle downed power lines in Ocala on Thursday afternoon

The driver of the vehicle was still inside, according to OFR.

“Utilizing extrication equipment, crews created an opening to remove the driver from the vehicle,” reads a post from OFR’s social media.

The driver was trauma alerted to hospital.

Rescue crews worked on patient assessment while the Engine’s crews extinguished the engine compartment fire.

The roads were reopened after a few hours, according to the Ocala Police Department.