Vehicle knocks down pole in front of Newport News gas station

Photo courtesy: Darrell Newton

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A driver crashed into and knocked down a pole in front of a gas station in Newport News Tuesday afternoon.

Police dispatchers confirmed the single-vehicle accident happened around 3:30 p.m.

According to the police report, an 81-year-old woman was traveling northbound down Jefferson Avenue when she hit the curb and then the light pole.

Images from the scene show the pole blocking all northbound lanes in front of the Shell station near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Richneck Road.

Photo courtesy: Darrell Newton

Police say another driver hit the pole after it fell. That 24-year-old driver was taken to the hospital but is expected to be ok.

No summons have been issued at this time.