Accident on Highway 349 causes power outage in Downtown Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A crazy crash on the south side of Midland knocks out the power, and leaves behind a big mess.

Troopers say the driver a pick up was headed north on Rankin Highway 349 when it drove across the southbound lanes, sheared off a power pole, and right through two abandonded buildings.

The driver was taken to the hospital.

No word yet on how bad he was hurt.

Troopers are still investigating.

Electrical power was knocked out in the surrounding area for about an hour.

There were even reports people were stuck in elevators because of the power outage.