An accident involving two cars damaged a fire hydrant and traffic control box at the intersection of Garfield and Commonwealth avenues Thursday, flooding the street and causing a power outage in the area.
A driver heading north on Garfield struck another vehicle while making a left turn onto Commonwealth around 1:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Jerry Johnson. The second driver hit a nearby fire hydrant and traffic control box, causing a flood and power outage at the intersection. Police issued a traffic advisory until the damaged control signal was repaired. The advisory was lifted Friday around 4:15 a.m., according to a Facebook post from the Alhambra Police Department.
The first driver sustained a minor injury and was taken to a local hospital, while the second complained of pain but did not request medical assistance, Johnson said. Police determined that neither was driving under the influence.