The car smashed into the box, near to Kinning Park Subway
station, in the South Side, at around 12.40am today.
Several power cables were dislodged by the impact of the car, believed to be a new Ford Fiesta. It crashed through the box and into railings overlooking the motorway at the corner of Scotland Street West and Cornwall Street.
After the crash, the driver ran off in the
direction of Paisley Road West.
Scottish Power workers were today carrying out emergency repairs.
Around 40 homes, a nursery and some businesses lost power, while the Subway station was closed to passengers.
Residents said they heard a loud bang before they were plunged into darkness.
Gerry O’Hara, who stays across from the crash scene, said: “I was lying reading my book and I suddenly heard a loud noise and all the lights went out.
“I first thought it was a crash on the motorway, it sounded very serious.”
John Wren, 62, who lives in Scotland Street West, said: “I had not long returned to my flat and I just heard this loud bang.
“I looked out my
window and saw the car, but couldn’t see any people there.
“I’d heard that two people had run off across the park.”
A police spokes-
woman said: “At around 12.40am we were called about a car that crashed into an electricity box in Cornwall Street.
“Inquiries are ongoing and police are
trying to trace the
driver who ran from the scene.”
A spokeswoman from SPT said they thought the Subway station would be back up and running by early afternoon.