HOUSTON - A driver crashed into an electric transformer at a northwest Houston apartment complex early Wednesday, knocking out power to several buildings, police said.
It happened at the Clearbrook Apartments in the 4000 block of W. 34th Street around 4 a.m., Houston police said.
Police said the driver lost control of his silver sedan when he swerved to avoid a wrong-way driver. The car hit a tree and then took out an electric box, leaving the complex partially in the dark.
CenterPoint Energy crews were called to the scene, but they said they couldn t make immediate repairs because the damaged equipment belongs to the apartment complex.
There was no early word on how long the repairs would take, but as of 6 a.m. six buildings in the complex remained in the dark.
CenterPoint said the driver will have to pay for the repairs.