Car smashes into pole at North Wollongong

A motorist had a lucky escape when the car he was driving ploughed into a metal pole on Flinders Street, North Wollongong yesterday afternoon.

Witness Aaron Mooney said he was waiting at a bus stop when he saw the car lose control near the lights at the intersection of Ajax Avenue and Flinders Street.

‘‘He tried to stop but he ended up doing [fish tails] into the pole,’’ Mr Mooney said.

The motorist reportedly then got out of the car and lit a cigarette. 

He was treated by paramedics at the scene.

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