Car accident causes Tampa power outage

Tampa Police are at the scene of a crash that caused a power outage in the Sulphur Springs area. 

Originally, Tampa Electric said  14,000 people were without power. Tampa Electric says all power has been restored.

A suspect, described as a black male in his 20s, drove at a high rate of speed, failed to stop a red light at E. Bird Street and N. Nebraska Avenue and crashed into an electric pole. He then hit a parked vehicle. The driver fled the scene on foot.

Detectives are working to identify the driver.

Traffic lights were reported out on N. Nebraska Avenue between Busch Boulevard and Sligh Avenue. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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