Box truck knocks down Mesa light pole, ends up in canal

A man has been hospitalized in Mesa after a box truck struck a light pole and careened into a canal on Saturday, police said.

It is unclear what caused the crash, but police said the impact left a light pole lying in the street near Main Street and Gilbert.

The box truck reportedly kept moving until it landed in a large irrigation canal.

"Bystanders were initially rendering aid and the driver was in the water that was approximately 2-2.5 feet deep," officials said.

The driver was hospitalized in unknown condition.

Salt River Project crews were at the scene to mitigate the damage after the truck started leaking fuel.

The eastbound lanes at Main Street were blocked during the incident.

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Mesa first responders took a driver to the hospital after his vehicle struck a light pole and landed in a canal.