Police: Distracted driver crashes, car split in half in South Brunswick

A 23-year-old driver is lucky to be alive after crashing his car in South Brunswick Sunday afternoon.



South Brunswick police say that it appeared that the driver was trying to prevent an object from blowing out his car window when he lost control of the vehicle, left the road and hit a utility pole near Davidson Mill Road and Gregory Court.



The force of the crash split the car in half, according to police.



South Brunswick police posted a photo of the mangled car on their Twitter page with the caption "SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES." Police say the man did not sustain any serious injuries in the crash.



Downed wires from the utility pole started a brush fire, which firefighters extinguished.



The name of the driver was not released by police.



The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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