Police: Driver downs power pole, closing part of Indian Avenue

12:56 p.m. Sunday:

The road has been reopened, according to release from the Virginia Beach Police Department.

11:08 a.m. Sunday:

A man was injured and charged with reckless driving after striking a power pole in Virginia Beach Sunday morning, police say.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 7:15 a.m., when the adult male driver was traveling west on Norfolk Avenue, according to a release from the Virginia Beach Police Department. The power pole was downed.

No other passengers were in the vehicle.

Virginia Beach police have closed the roadway at the 700-800 block of Indian Avenue and Carribean Avenue due to the downed power pole. The road is expected to be closed until the early afternoon.

The driver was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

This story has been corrected to reflect that the news release came from the Virginia Beach Police Department, not the Virginia State Police.

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