A driver only suffered a minor injury after striking a utility pole causing his 1999 Toyota 4-Runner to overturn on Tuesday morning around 10:11 am near East Bay Avenue and Marsha Drive.

Police say Andrew Smith, 25, of Surf City was traveling west on Bay Avenue when his vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole causing his vehicle to overturn.

Smith sustained minor injury from the collision and declined any medical attention.

Traffic was diverted while waiting for the utility company to arrive and dislodge the pole from the vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

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