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8:31 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Power Outage Tied to Texting

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa police blame texting teen for outage

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say an accident that left about two dozen people without power in central Tulsa happened after a teenage driver who was sending a text message crashed into a power pole.

The accident happened about 8:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 23rd and Yale. Police say the teen was texting when he looked up at the last second, swerved to avoid a car and crashed into the pole.

About two dozen homes in the area were without power for about four hours until PSO crews replaced the pole.

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Information from: KJRH-TV, http://www.teamtulsa.com

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