A DRIVER of a Commodore escaped his burning car after he crashed it into a light pole on the Dawson Hwy.

Driver hits pole, car bursts into flames:
Driver hits pole, car bursts into flames:

At approximately 3.20pm, the driver mounted the footpath in front of the Gladstone Showgrounds, clipped the pole and smashed into the Showground fence.

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Photo by Saxon Nicholls.

Ergon Energy is restoring the light bulb which is dangling from the pole.

The driver was taken to Gladstone Hospital.

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Photo by Saxon Nicholls.