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HANFORD — A Hanford man crashed into a power pole Wednesday afternoon, causing a small power outage and leaving him with major injuries, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Around 1:40 p.m., CHP officers from the Hanford area office responded to a report of a solo traffic collision that occurred on Grangeville Boulevard, east of Sixth Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a 58-year-old Hanford man was driving his 2013 Dodge pickup westbound on Grangeville Boulevard, approximately ¼-mile east of Sixth Avenue.

For reasons unknown to officers at this time, they said the man allowed his pickup to travel off the south edge of the roadway, causing the left side of the pickup to collide with a power pole.

After hitting the power pole, CHP said the pickup continued to travel in a southwesterly direction and overturned in a cornfield, coming to a rest on its roof.

Officers said the man sustained major injuries and was transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia. His condition was unavailable.

CHP said the crash caused a power outage to several nearby residents and Southern California Edison responded to the scene and worked to restore power.

The incident is still under investigation, but officials said alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been factors in the collision.

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