One young child was injured early Friday morning when the vehicle he was a passenger in slid on black ice and struck a utility pole in Franklin Township.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. as the vehicle was traveling west in the 500 block of Fairyland road. It struck the ice and spun out impacting with a utility pole.

The vehicle came to rest in the west bound lane. Fire fighters of the Franklin township fire company extricated the child from the vehicle. The victim was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics and transferred to an area hospital.

Reports from the scene were the child suffered lacerations above the eye and was possibly unconscious for a matter of seconds after the crash.

Franklin township police are investigating the incident.