Driver injured in Route 663 crash in New Hanover

New Hanover Fire and Lower Frederick ambulance workers were called to the scene for an injured driver of the pickup truck after he struck a utility pole on Rt. 663 near Swamp Picnic Road in New Hanover shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday. Both lanes of traffic were closed to vehicles. Utility crews were also on the scene to repair the damaged pole pictured here. Photo by John Strickler/The Mercury

An 82-year-old Lancaster man was injured Thursday morning when his pickup truck smashed through two telephone poles in the 3000 block of North Charlotte Street.

Jay Garber was driving his pickup south on North Charlotte Street, which is also Route 663, when he “left the road for an unknown reason” at 11:07 a.m., according to police.

Garber’s truck broke through two utility poles, shattering one and severing another on the west side of the road.

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His truck ended up in a driveway on the west side where he struck at least one car parked there, which in turn apparently struck another.

Garber was taken to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, where he was treated for unknown injuries.

Despite the loss of the utility poles, there were no reports of power outages and crews arrived quickly to begin to repair the damage, police said.

The road was closed for less than one hour as a result of the crash.