A woman was injured in a car crash in High Wycombe last night - amid reports from eyewitnesses that a set of traffic lights were out due to a huge power cut. 

Two cars were involved in a crash on Bowerdean Road at around 10.20pm on Sunday night - in the middle of a power cut that affected around 1,700 homes. 

Police blocked off the road at the junction with Totteridge Road while firefighters helped provide first aid at the scene.

Eyewitnesses reported that the traffic lights at the junction were out at the time, however it has not been confirmed if the power cut contributed to the cause of the crash. 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said it was alerted to a power cut in High Wycombe at around 8.14pm. 

A spokesman said: “Engineers attended to the cable fault that was affecting 1,700 customers who were restored in stages with the final 84 having power restored by 12.10am.

“SSEN would like to apologise for any inconvenience this power cut caused and thanks its customers for their patience while engineers worked to safely restore the supply.”

A Transport for Bucks spokesman added that they were "sorry to hear of this incident and hope that all involved make a full recovery". 

They said: "TfB received no communications over the weekend regarding the signals being out due to the power cut in High Wycombe.

"Having since spoken to SSE Power Distribution, we can confirm there was a loss of power in the surrounding area of Bowerdean Road from 8.14pm until 12.10am last night.

"It should be noted that Rule 176 of the current Highway Code states that 'if the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care.'”

A woman suffered what were believed to be minor injuries in the crash.