Car Crashes Into Utility Pole In West Hartford, Taking Out Power

A car crashed into a utility pole, knocking it over and subsequently taking out power for hundreds in West Hartford Wednesday night, police said.

The driver of the car was transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, Sgt. Brian Cantele said. The car rolled over and was resting on its roof when police arrived, Sgt. Brett Balisciano said. As of Thursday morning, the driver — who police have not identified — was at Hartford Hospital with minor injuries, Balisciano said.

The incident happened at the intersection of South Main Street and New Britain Avenue about 9 p.m.

About 750 Eversource customers were initially reported to have lost power, according to the company’s outage map. By mid-day Thursday, no outages were being reported.

South Main Street reopened Thursday morning after remaining closed between New Britain Avenue and Enfield Street Wednesday night, Balisciano said.

Courant staff writer Matt Ormseth contributed to this report.

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