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A woman was trapped in her car for thirty-minutes following a single car accident Saturday after allegedly ran into a traffic light.

The accident happened just after 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Horne and Kostoryz.

According to police, it appears the driver struck the pole at a high rate of speed causing one of the traffic lights to fall. The impact of the crash was so severe the woman and her passenger were trapped inside the cabin of the vehicle.

Rescue was able to quickly remove the passenger, but the driver, who was unconscious, had to be removed using the Jaws of Life. They were transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital. The driver was listed in serious condition and the passenger in critical condition.

Speed is definitely a factor and the investigation is ongoing, according to officials.

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