Young woman badly hurt after crashing into pole

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. (CNS) – A 19-year-old woman suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning in a crash on a rural road north of Escondido, authorities said.

The crash happened about 6:40 a.m. on Old Castle Road near Castle Crest Drive, in the Hidden Meadows area east of Interstate 15, California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Escobar said.

The driver was eastbound on Old Castle Road in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer when, for unknown reasons, she swerved and the SUV slammed into a power pole near Castle Crest Drive, Escobar said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Palomar Hospital for treatment of major injuries, the officer said.

No other injuries were reported.

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