A Jeep lies on its side Wednesday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot in Auburn. Driver Crystal Lawrence, 55, of Lisbon Falls and a passenger suffered minor injuries, police said. Patrick Finn

AUBURN — A driver escaped serious injury Wednesday afternoon when her car clipped a pole in the Walmart parking lot and flipped onto its side.

Police said Crystal Lawrence, 55, of Lisbon Falls was driving her 2019 Jeep Compass in the Walmart lot when she turned left into one of the parking aisles. Lawrence did not see one of the bright yellow concrete posts at the end of an aisle, according to Auburn Police Lt. Nathan Westleigh, and struck it with the side of her vehicle.

The post had been struck previously, Westleigh said, which caused it to lean in such a way that Lawrence’s Jeep “rode up” the post, causing it to flip onto its side.

Lawrence and a passenger suffered minor injuries, police said, but did not require treatment.

The vehicle overturned in front of the main entrance to the Mount Auburn Avenue store. No pedestrians were involved.

Firefighters called helped to right the vehicle, which was towed.

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