The driver of a late model Nissan SUV was taken by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital late Wednesday afternoon, after the vehicle struck a utility pole along Sea View Avenue.
The accident happened about 6 pm. The driver was traveling west on Sea View Avenue, toward the Steamship Authority ferry terminal. The driver struck the pole head on, with substantial damage to the front of the SUV.
The force of the impact sheared the pole off at its base. Utility crews were called to secure the utility lines so the vehicle could be removed.
The identity of the injured driver was not available.
Police shut down a short section of the roadway, but were able to reroute traffic around the accident scene.