ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man was hurt earlier this week when heavy rain caused his vehicle to hydroplane off the road and hit a tree.

The St. Cloud Police Department says the incident happened just before 1:00 a.m. Monday (May 11th) when 44-year-old Timothy Smith of St. Cloud lost control of his vehicle after hitting a large puddle near the intersection of Killian Boulevard and 12th Street Southeast.

Reports say Smith told officers he did not see the puddle because of the heavy rainfall.

Smith was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries and no citations were issued.