Classic car slams into pole; driver hospitalized

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A crash involving a 50-year-old classic car is under investigation in Pinellas County.

Deputies say it was around 4 a.m. when Ronald Bartlett drove a 1966 Ford Fairlane into a utility pole on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores.

Bartlett, 54, suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to Bayfront Medical Center.

Deputies aren’t sure why he ran into the pole.