A man driving a Lincoln Town Car went off the road and struck a utility pole near Costco in the Hybla Valley area on Sunday afternoon.
The driver was alert and talking with paramedics after the crash, which happened a little before 3:30 p.m in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway (see map). The pole and the Town Car were significantly damaged by the impact, but the pole managed to stay upright.
It is not immediately clear what caused the car to swerve off the road. No other vehicles were involved, according to witnesses.
The crash closed down two lanes on northbound Richmond Highway for a short time, and then closed the left lane only for an unknown time.