North Main Street was closed around Craigmoor Road, just north of the American School for the Deaf and south of Asylym Avenue, on Tuesday due to an unusual car accident.
A four-door silver sedan climbed part way up a utility pole and caused it to crack. Electricity to the homes surrounding the accident had been shut off.
Police shut down North Main Street in both directions and created a detour that brought traffic around the accident, which happened near a landmark dog statue on the well-traveled road.
The accident was called into police at 10:56 a.m. and the street remained closed throughout the afternoon.
Captain David Dubiel of the West Hartford Police Department said that first responders arrived at the scene at 10:58 a.m. It took the fire department 10 minutes to extricate a person or persons from the vehicle, he said.
No other information was available on Tuesday evening.