Wendouree intersection closed after crash

Police blocked off two major roads in Wendouree this morning after a car crashed into a traffic light pole.

Emergency crews were called to the smash at the intersection of Gillies and Howitt streets just before 9am.

Police said an elderly driver was heading east on Learmonth Road before he attempted to turn right onto Gillies Street but misjudged the turn and smashed into the pole.

The intersection was blocked to traffic for about half an hour as crews worked to clear the scene.

Police said the man avoided any serious injuries.

An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the driver was taken to St John of God hospital.