Halton Regional police say the single-vehicle accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Guelph Line at Ireland Drive and Longmeadow Road.
A red Toyota Camry rolled onto its roof. In the process the car toppled a light standard.
A 19-year-old Burlington man, the lone occupant of the Camry, was taken to Joseph Brant Hospital with minor injuries.
Burlington firefighters remained on scene with hydro and City of Burlington crews. Heavy machinery was needed to remove the light pole and its cement foundation from the roadway.
There was no word as of Thursday afternoon as to the cause of the accident or if any charges will be laid. The accident remains under investigation.