A minivan struck and broke a utility pole Monday evening in New Baltimore.
Around 7 p.m., a woman turned from the Salvation Army plaza onto Green Street, but looked back as a potentially defective hatch opened the trunk of her Jeep, Police Sgt. Eric Styles said.
The driver swerved into a minivan in another lane, clipping the side of it. The impact caused the minivan to crash into the pole, Styles said.
"She hit me hard enough to hit that pole," Sterling Heights resident Eileen Kapalka said after the accident.
No one was reported injured.
Although police said they determined the Jeep driver was at fault, she was not ticketed for the incident, Styles said.