Car shatters utility pole on Highway 1

(Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

Emergency officials prepare to take a man (below, center) to the emergency room Monday after his Toyota Camry drifted off of Highway 1 south of Watsonville at Jensen Road. For unknown reasons the male driver of the Camry shot off the right shoulder of northbound Highway 1 just after 1 p.m and struck a utility pole (right), snapping it into two pieces. The car then spun off into a drainage ravine. The driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Traffic in both directions of Highway 1 was slowed for more than an hour. The crash is still under investigation.


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