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Multiple Blocks of Silver Springs Boulevard Closed After a Collision Resulting in a Power Outage

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January 07, 2023 | FLORIDA OCALA FIRE RESCUE, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

(OCALA, FL.) Jan. 7, 2023 – On Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9:00 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue's Engine 5, Rescue 3, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 22, and a Safety Officer were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the 2000 block of East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Units arrived on the scene to find two vehicles - a white Cadillac SUV and a red Jeep compact SUV - with heavy front-end damage blocking both boulevard’s eastbound lanes. A power pole was resting on the front bumper of the white SUV. Power lines were laying on the ground.

Despite the damages, extrication was not necessary.

Crews assessed the vehicle occupants, transporting the driver of the white SUV for evaluation.

No other injuries were reported.

Due to a substantial loss of power in the area, East Silver Springs Boulevard is currently closed between the 1900 and 2100 blocks.

The Ocala Police Department, Ocala Electric Utility, and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.

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