The crash happened just after 9 a.m. on Sigourney Street. The downed power lines meant the road was closed between Homestead and Albany Avenues. The road was closed as police investigated the events surrounding the crash. Police said the injured person was taken to the local hospital and is in stable condition. It is not clear how the person was injured.
“Pretty shocked, it’s supposed to be Saturday morning, I didn’t expect that,” said Marvin Williams, a neighbor.
Williams said he saw the car police said was stolen from West Hartford crash into several parked cars, including his own, and take out a utility pole, leaving the road between Homestead and Albany Avenues closed for hours while crews worked to fix the downed power lines.
A West Hartford police officer was inside a Shell Gas station on the corner of Troutbrook Drive when someone told him that a car that was left running in the parking lot, was stolen. The stolen car was later seen in Hartford, where it eventually crashed. West Hartford Police detectives were on the scene of the crash along with Hartford police. Jhuge Arnold, 35, was arrested in connection with the incident.
Eversource crews have been called to the scene to deal with the power lines. According to Eversource's outage map, there is no outage in that area of Hartford.