GASTONIA - The Gastonia Fire Department responded to a car accident with injuries just after 5 p.m. Saturday.
The incident involved one vehicle with one passenger, who authorities say struck a large utility pole while traveling.
Upon impact, the pole was snapped near the bottom, causing the pole to rest on the vehicle.
Firefighters removed the victim from the wreckage. The victim was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries.
Rescue personnel were on the scene for 45 minutes.
Serious injuries after car strikes utility pole
Woman shot, killed while in town for sister-in-law's funeral, police say
Police: Driver tries to hit pedestrian, later dies in north Charlotte wreck
When Rae Carruth is set free, son he ordered dead may be at prison gates
Man who assaulted young girl gets probation