This is a bit of an odd one. Police and clean up crews are attending to a scene in the middle of the Melbourne CBD where a man somehow managed to flip his car after hitting light poles earlier this morning.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Bourke and Swanston streets at around 6:40am this morning. The car was reportedly driving north along Swanston St when it veered off-course, smashing into a traffic light pole, and rolling onto its side.

The driver of the vehicle, described as a caucasian with a clean-shaven head wearing a black long-sleeved top and shorts, is said to have screamed out for help before exiting the vehicle himself.

He reportedly stayed with the car momentarily, but fled the scene shortly thereafter. One witness chased the man, who was bleeding from his head, down Bourke St, but lost sight of him after he entered a building.

Victoria Police later apprehended a man at Southern Cross Station, transporting him to Melbourne West police station where paramedics attended the scene.

It’s unclear at this stage exactly how the man came to flip his vehicle at that part of the CBD, a particular curiosity given that Swanston St is largely closed off to cars north of Bourke Street.

The car remained on its side for an hour before emergency crews were able to safely remove it. The vehicle caused major tram disruptions for morning commuters, with all Swanston St lines blocked in both directions, and the Bourke St-running 86 and 96 routes diverted down La Trobe St until 7:40am.

Police are questioning the arrested man in relation to the incident.

Source: The Age.

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