One killed, another injured by fallen power line in Oakland

Bay City News
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Power line down in Oakland that led to electrocution.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- One man has died and one is in critical condition following a possible electrocution late Friday night, Oakland police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 11:35 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of 89th Avenue in Oakland.

A witness to the incident said it appeared that fireworks hit a power line, causing it to fall on the victim. A second victim coming to the aid of the first was also apparently electrocuted, according to the witness.

Police said one victim died at the hospital, and the other is in critical condition. Police have not identified either victim.