Kidsgrove and Tunstall faced rush hour chaos as the A50 Kidsgrove was closed after a black Vauxhall Corsa managed to collide with a telegraph pole and lamp post, close to Goldenhill Working Mens Club.
Staffordshire Police say that the accident happened at around 2pm and although the road reopened before rush hour it was still causing major disruption. Some local residents reported hearing a loud bang and came running out to find the car in the middle of the road and the telegraph pole lying on the road.
Staffordshire Police have arrested the 20 year old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Photo kindly provided by Ian Walker.