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Car wreck knocks power out to 700 Windsor homes

A 22-year-old sports car driver suffered major injuries and had to be cut from the vehicle after an early morning crash Saturday into a power pole in Windsor that also left his female passenger with minor injuries and knocked out power to the area.

Both were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where the driver was reported in serious but stable condition after the single-vehicle crash at Hembree Lane near Dove Lane. Alcohol and the rate of speed were suspected as factors in the crash, Windsor police said in a social media post.

The power lines remained intact after the incident at 4:17 a.m., according to county fire dispatch, but Windsor Fire Battalion Chief Ron Busch said power was knocked out to several homes in the area and the roadway had to be closed as crews from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. worked to replace the sheared pole.

County fire dispatch said the roadway reopened a few hours later.

- Kevin Fixler

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