SUV crashes, runs up telephone pole

A bizarre accident involving an SUV and a telephone pole required a unique response from emergency crews. The accident happened at North College Street and 11th Street in Charlotte.

Firefighters worked with a tow truck to lower the SUV after it struck the pole, then ran its front wheels parallel to it.

A police officer on the scene says they believe the brakes gave out on the SUV. The driver told officers he was having brake problems, so he avoided hitting other cars and hit the pole instead.

The driver has minor injuries.

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