Driver critically injured after DC crash that left them trapped inside car

One person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after an overnight crash in Southeast D.C.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the 1200 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast D.C. around 12:46 a.m. for reports that a car had crashed into a pole.

On arrival, responders found the driver pinned inside the vehicle. It took over 30 minutes for rescue workers to free the driver, who was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

WTOP’s Valerie Bonk contributed to this report.

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Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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