A man had to be extricated from his car, after crashing into a lamp post in Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon.

Nanaimo fire says the accident happened at Cypress Street and Terminal Avenue around 2:30pm.

Fire officials say the man was conscious when he was removed from the vehicle, and was taken to Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

The man was alone in his car, and no other vehicles were involved. The investigation is ongoing.

The cause is under investigation.