Ventura Boulevard was closed to traffic near Universal City today after a pickup truck driven by a suspected intoxicated driver crashed into a utility pole and knocked down high voltage power lines.
The crash happened at 10602 W. Ventura Boulevard near Lankershim Boulevard at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, said Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The blue pickup truck caught fire, according to a news photographer at the scene who said a flash was visible from miles away when the crash happened.
A female driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, an officer at the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Station said.
One person suffered minor injuries but declined to be taken to a hospital after being treated at the scene, according to Spence, who said a second vehicle was involved in the crash.
Department of Water and Power crews were called to the scene, Spence said.