Driver in critical condition after striking pole, several parked cars

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A person is in critical condition after a car accident early Sunday morning.

It happened just after 4:30 a.m. The driver was traveling east on Hartford Avenue when the car swerved off the road, struck a telephone pole and then several parked cars in the Grieco Honda parking lot.

Police say the male driver was conscious and suffered multiple fractures. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and is in critical condition.

No other passengers where in the vehicle.

Authorities say there are 6 to 7 cars on the lot that are being considered a total loss.

The Johnston Police Department Accident and Reconstruction Team is investigating and say speed appears to be a factor in this crash.