Texarkana man burned, windshield cracked when bird hits power line

A bird on a wire caused apower outage and shocked a driver in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Jerry Cunningham said hewas heading down a road in Texarkana when something hit his car, cracked thewindshield and sent sparks flying.

"It sent a whole bunch ofsparks into the street. I had all my windows and my sunroof open," saidCunningham. "It hurt like crazy."

Officials said a buzzardlanded on a ground wire. Then fell on a 12,000 volt transmission line. About 1, 200 customers were without power forabout an hour.