By Richie Ramos

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A driver was hospitalized after crashing into a power pole at a high rate of speed in the Arden Arcade area on Friday.

The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Marconi Avenue and Becerra Way. CHP investigators at the scene said the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit two power poles.

The driver, a man, was briefly trapped in the car and suffered what officers say were minor injuries. Investigators said there was one other person in the car at the time of the crash, but he walked away uninjured.

Photos from the scene show major damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle and windshield, as well as one of the power poles broken into two separate pieces.

See both photos from the scene below.

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The roadway in the area was briefly closed down but it has since reopened.

  1. fooredo says:

    It looks like the car was being driven East bound at perhaps 100 miles an hour – after apparently “losing” control (I would argue that driving 100m/h on local streets is already out of control) the car obliterated the first utility pole then careened into a second one perhaps 30 feet further down the road. I’ve just got to see the police report on this – what the driver and passenger say as they awoke from their stupor?

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