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Contributed photo by Chattanooga Fire Department

A Chattanooga public works driver was injured in a crash Thursday morning on Ridgewood Drive, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Chattanooga fire department crews were dispatched to the 2000 block of Ridgewood Drive after a public works truck "left the roadway, crashed into a pole, went down an embankment and struck an abandoned structure," the release stated.

Emergency services transported the driver to the hospital with reportedly minor injuries. Ridgewood and Old Ringgold Road were closed in the area near the crash as crews worked to clear the scene.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Chattanooga Police Department also responded.

— Compiled by Kiara Green

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