AUBURN — A man and a woman were injured Friday night after his car slammed into a utility pole on Riverside Drive.

Police said the man driving the car was thrown from the vehicle when it slid into the pole at about 7:45 p.m. in front of Bell Farms.

Both victims were conscious when rescue crews arrived, police said.

Auburn police were investigating the wreck later Friday night and did not release the names of the victims. Both were taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said the couple lives on Jordan School Road, a short distance from the crash scene. They were headed south, returning to their home, when the car slid into the pole, splitting it but not breaking it completely off, police said.

Central Maine Power crews cut power to the area while rescue efforts got under way. A section of Riverside Drive, between Jordan School and Penley Corner roads, was closed to traffic.

Two hours after the crash, the road remained closed while CMP replaced the pole. The road was expected to be reopened by Saturday morning.

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