A bicyclist was injured last week after colliding with a street light pole, police reported.
The crash took place on Thursday about 2:45 p.m. at Jasmine Avenue and East Coast Highway. Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department, says a car was going east on East Coast Highway and started to make a left hand turn onto Jasmine Avenue when the driver saw the bicyclist going west on East Coast Highway.
"The bicyclist, in an attempt to avoid the stopped vehicle, collided with a street light located on the northwest curb line," Lowe explained. "No contact was made between the vehicle and bicyclist."
The bicyclist was taken to Hoag Hospital with unknown injuries. The accident remains under investigation.