INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A van driver was taken to a trauma center as a precaution after officials said he crashed into a utility pole Monday morning.
The single-vehicle wreck happened at 10:30 a.m. at southbound U.S. 1 and Highland Drive Southeast in south county, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said. The crash impact left the power pole leaning at a diagonal angle.
The man was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with possible serious injuries, Kofke said. Florida Power & Light Co. crews responded to the area to repair the damaged utility pole.
It was unclear if any residents in the immediate area lost power. Florida Highway Patrol troopers were investigating the cause of the collision.
No further details were immediately available.