A driver who had struck a pole this morning and was trapped in their car was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Toronto police say they were called to Lake Shore Blvd West at Parkside Drive for a car that knocked down a pole after 5:30 a.m. 

The driver was trapped in the vehicle for around 45 minutes and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

Toronto paramedics say the patient was transported to a trauma centre with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the collision.