A CAR crashed into an electricity pole near Swanage.

Fire, ambulance and police crews were sent to the scene at Harmans Cross today, where a black Volkswagen Polo crashed into an electricity pole at about 3pm yesterday.

Firefighters made the scene safe and administered casualty care prior to the arrival of an ambulance crew. Engineers from the electricity board are on their way to make the pole safe.

Paramedics checked the driver of the vehicle but they suffered only minor injuries.

Police left the scene at about 4.30pm.