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UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO)

The incident drew a crowd.

UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO) UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO) UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO) UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO)

UPDATE (4:01 p.m.): The incident was caused by a two-car accident at about 11:25 Thursday night. The driver at fault was charged with failure to yield right of way. His SUV swerved off the road hitting the transformer. He was transported to the hospital and his status is not currently known. 

The other driver suffered only minor injuries and walked away. 

Dominion Power is currently using a generator on the scene. Power lines are expected to be repaired between 3-5 p.m. today. 

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UPDATE (12:31 a.m.): Dominion Power just arrived.

A fire broke out after a vehicle hit a transformer and flipped over along Lee Highway in front of Wednesday night. The incident cut power to surrounding apartments.

Fire rescue personnel put out the fire about 20 minutes after the incident occurred shortly before midnight. The scene attracted a crowd of bystanders from the nearby grocery store and rental units. 

Freelancer Andrew Knight, who was on the scene at the time of the crash, reports that there seem to be no major injuries. 

Check Patch for more information as it becomes available.

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