SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A portion of Alden Street was closed and a few homes lost power Monday morning after a car knocked over a utility pole.

It happened just after 4 a.m. in the area of 646 Alden Street near Watershops Pond. Eversource’s website confirmed the cause was a vehicle accident and 44 customers are without power in the area of this crash.

Alden Street was closed between Roosevelt Ave and Bonneyview Streets.

Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh told 22News the driver left the crash on foot and the passenger was located nearby and taken to Baystate Medical Center with a leg injury.