May 16, 2012 6:01 AM by Summer Yu

Car crashes into pole, driver pinned

A car crashed head-on into a pole and caught on fire, according to Colorado Springs Police.

It happened just before 3:30 AM at North Powers and Old Ranch Road. Police say the driver of the vehicle was trapped in the car after the crash, and the pole splintered but did not down.

Crews on scene were able to get the fire out and free the driver, who has been taken to the hospital.

Traffic on NB Powers is being diverted to EB Old Ranch as crews continue to clean up the scene.

Police say a DUI unit has been called to the scene.

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