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.