Immediately after the crash on North Quincy Street, thousands of people in the city were without power.

BROCKTON — Thousands of city residents lost electricity early Friday morning when a vehicle struck a utility pole.

Police and firefighters responded to the crash about 1:55 a.m. in the area of 332 North Quincy St.

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Officers responding to the scene found electricity was out heading toward the scene of the crash. The first officer on scene found a Buick Lacrosse sedan had struck and shattered a pole.

"The accident caused a transformer to blow, leaving the area without electricity," said police spokesman Darren Duarte.

Immediately after the crash, thousands of people in the city were without power. That number was down to just a few hundred by daybreak. All customers had been restored by noon after National Grid made repairs.

The driver, a 21-year-old Holbrook woman, was taken by ambulance to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for an evaluation.

Police say they learned the sedan was driving north on North Quincy Street when it struck the pole. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Senior reporter Cody Shepard can be reached by email at cshepard@enterprisenews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @cshepard_ENT.