A single vehicle crashed into a power pole in Dartmouth Sunday morning, say police.

The vehicle went into the pole on Main Street near Ridgecrest Drive at around 4 a.m.              

John Wilson lives nearby and saw the aftermath as he was driving his wife to work.

"The whole front end of the black car was just totally gone and the power pole was sheared right off about a foot off the ground. And the power lines were still lying on the ground alongside. They pulled them off into the ditch."

The driver was sent to hospital with minor injuries. He was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

It took several hours for Nova Scotia Power crews to remove the pole and fix the lines.

Traffic is returning to normal in the area, says Wilson.