Emergency services were called to Te Ngae Rd after a car hit a light pole causing it to partially block the road.
A police spokesman told the Rotorua Daily Post the driver of the car left the scene before being spoken to.
The incident happened near Neil Hunt Park.
Senior Station Officer Cameron McEwen said the fire brigade were called to the scene where the light pole blocked one lane.
The police were also called about 3.30pm and the pole was cleared off the road by 4pm.