Driver flown to hospital after hitting utility pole

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Decatur Police and Fire responded to a single vehicle wreck on Highway 31.

It happened between Decatur and Hartselle at about 8:00 Tuesday evening.

Authorities say the driver ran her car off the road, and down an embankment. It clipped a utility pole, breaking it in half. The car flipped over on top of the high-tension power lines.

Emergency responders had to use equipment to tear the doors off the car to get the driver out. Air Evac arrived on the scene to take the victim to Huntsville Hospital. She is in serious condition.

Traffic is currently down to one lane in the area while crews repair the power pole.