Several hundred Duke Energy customers in the Moravian Falls community were without electricity late Monday night and early Tuesday morning after a car hit a utility pole.
The wreck occurred on Moravian Falls Road just south of the Country Club Road intersection about 11:05 p.m., said Sam Ingram, assistant chief of the Moravian Falls Fire Department.
Ingram said a southbound passenger car ran off the left side of Moravian Falls Road and hit a pole on that side of the road, almost directly in front of the Moravian Falls Post Office. The impact broke the pole and caused a transformer to fall from the top of the pole onto the car and then to the ground beside the car.
Wilkes Emergency Medical Services transported a passenger in the car with non-life threatening injuries to Wilkes Medical Center. The vehicle had heavy damage.
Ingram said Duke Energy personnel were on the scene within 10-15 minutes to make repairs. A new utility pole was installed and power was restored by around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
More details are forthcoming from the N.C. Highway Patrol, which investigated the wreck.