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Sleeping driver hits pole in Amity; police station, others lose electricity

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 17 2014 10:20:47 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2014 04:50:00 PM CDT

An accident has knocked out electricity to hundreds of Met-Ed customers in eastern Berks County, including the Amity Township Police Department.

AMITY TWP., Pa. -

An accident has knocked out electricity to hundreds of Met-Ed customers in eastern Berks County, including the Amity Township Police Department.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday when the driver of a car fell asleep at the wheel and hit a pole at Old Swede Road and Aviemore Lane in Amity Township, police said.

The driver managed to escape serious injuries, police said.

Met-Ed reported that 1,353 of its customers in Amity and neighboring Earl Township were without electricity as a result of the accident.