A 19-YEAR-OLD driver had a lucky escape after his car overturned in a dramatic crash.

Police were called to Chickerell Link Road at 12.15pm today (March 27) and ambulance and fire services also attended.

They found that a red Peugeot had collided with a post holding a 50mph sign. The car was overturned and there was a lot of glass in the road.

The driver, a mechanic from Weymouth, was not injured despite his vehicle breaking the metal pole in half. He was checked over by paramedics as a precaution.

The driver's foster mother arrived at the scene after she was called to come and pick him up. She said: "It was a bit of a shock but he's come out of it unscathed and nobody was hurt thankfully."

Police closed the road in both directions between Hampshire Road and the Aldi supermarket.

SSE was called to deal with the broken post, which was uprooted and snapped in half with the internal electrical wiring exposed.

Shane Pynegar, 29, was walking past the scene when he commented: "How the hell have they managed that?"

The fire service said: "Two pumps from Weymouth and a flexi duty officer attended a report of a road traffic collision with persons trapped on Chickerell Link Road, Chickerell. 

"On arrival they found there had been a single vehicle collision involving an illuminated sign and no persons were trapped.

"Crews remained in attendance for scene safety, along with the Police and Ambulance service. The Electricity Board were also informed due to the involvement of the sign."

The road has since been reopened.