- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HARTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - A driver is in serious condition at a hospital after hitting a utility pole and severing it in half in Hartland.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says the driver failed to negotiate a curve while traveling on Ridge Road. He ran onto a shoulder before striking the utility pole. It happened just after 5 p.m. Monday.

The driver, who has not been identified, was airlifted to a hospital.

The accident is being investigated.

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