UPDATE 4.30pm: The left lanes of Guildford Road remain closed in both directions and motorists are still being urged to avoid the area.
GUILDFORD Road has been closed in both directions between Ferguson Street and Caledonian Avenue following a traffic crash on Wednesday afternoon.
A car being being driven by a male in his 40s struck a power pole.
Bayswater Police officer-in-charge John Waghorn said police suspect the man might have been doing something that distracted him.
“There were no skid marks and no alcohol,” he said.
“At this stage, it is possible although it has not been confirmed, that he may be using his telephone before hitting a lamp post.
“He was observed at the back of the ambulance and he was conscious.”
A St John Ambulance spokesman said the man was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with minor injuries.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.
— Main Roads WA (@Perth_Traffic) August 30, 2017