Police closed Conestoga Boulevard between Pinebush Road and Sheldon Drive in Cambridge due to a crash that took down a hydro pole.

Police say a 47-year-old man was speeding when the car left the roadway and struck a hydro pole just before 5 a.m., Thursday.

The vehicle is heavily damaged and on its side in the ditch. Police say the vehicle caught fire earlier. A passing motorist helped the driver out of the vehicle when it caught fire.

The driver was taken to hospital with non, life-threatening injuries.

The Waterloo Region Police Service’s Traffic Unit has been called in.

The investigation is ongoing.