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Car crashes into streetlight pole in Richmond Hill, police say

An aerial photo of the single-car crash in Richmond Hill.
An aerial photo of the single-car crash in Richmond Hill. Kimberley Fowler / Global News

York Regional Police say a man has serious injuries after crashing into a streetlight pole in Richmond Hill early Friday.

Emergency crews were called to Leslie Street between Stouffville Road and 19th Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. for reports of a single car collision.

Police said the driver, a man in his early 50s, lost control and drove his black sedan off the road.

The man was taken to hospital in serious but non life-threatening condition.

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Officers are looking at speed as a possible factor, police said.

Investigators said they are waiting for a hydro truck to show up as hydro is still live at the crash scene.

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Leslie Street was closed in both directions between Stouffville Road and 19th Avenue for the investigation but reopened just before 9 a.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage is asked to call police.

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