The crash happened Friday morning at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive close to NC State University.
Raleigh Police Department said the driver of the SUV clipped the utility pole, flipping the SUV, knocking down the utility pole and causing the traffic lights to fall nearly to the ground at the intersection. The driver of the SUV is expected to be OK.
Western Boulevard reopened about 11 a.m.
A MESSY scene on Western at Dan Allen. There’s an SUV flipped on its side. @raleighpolice say it clipped a telephone pole and brought the pole and the traffic lights. Crews expect this to be a 6-8 hour fix. Avoid this area if it’s part of your AM commute. @kimdeanerabc11 #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/2XTRALDw9T— Ana Rivera (@AnaRiveraABC11) December 13, 2019