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Bristol intersection closed after power line knocked down, woman shocked

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Bristol intersection is closed while crews from Eversource repair the damage from earlier crash. (WFSB photo) Bristol intersection is closed while crews from Eversource repair the damage from earlier crash. (WFSB photo)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A woman was shocked after a delivery truck knocked down power lines at an intersection in Bristol on Friday morning.

The incident started when police said a FedEx delivery truck hit a low power line near the Church and South street intersection just before 11 a.m.

The force caused the line to fall onto the road and snap the utility pole, police said.

The line wrapped around the FedEx truck and caused the driver to be unable to get out of the vehicle.

Crews from Eversource were called to the scene and were able to cut before to the area. The unidentified driver was uninjured when police said he left his delivery truck.

However, an unidentified woman was shocked when police said her vehicle passed by the FedEx truck. The woman was “conscious and alert” when police said she was rushed to Bristol Hospital “for evaluation." Hospital officials said she was treated and released.

The intersection of South, Union and Church streets is closed while crews from Eversource repair the damage.

Police said repairs could take about eight hours. Drivers are asked to avoid the area during repairs.  

Residents and businesses in the surrounding area “may experience a power loss,” police said.

“No enforcement action is expected” from police. However, the incident remains under investigation.

FedEx released a statement on the crash. 

"We are cooperating with local officials as they investigate the accident. In cases of damaged freight, we have measures in place to immediately recover as much as possible and to communicate with our customers as appropriate," FedEx Media Relations said. 

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