Teen remains in critical condition after crashing into pole on south side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 19, 2014) — The Indianapolis Fire Department is investigating what caused a 17-year-old to crash his car into a utility pole, critically injuring him Sunday night.

Witnesses told police that the red Oldsmobile was headed east on Morris Street at a high rate of speed, before the vehicle lost control, spun twice and then hit a pole.

When fire crews arrived on scene around 9 p.m., they found a 17-year-old male trapped in the vehicle.  It took approximately 15 minutes for emergency crews to extricate the victim from the vehicle.

The teen was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators don’t know what caused the teen to spin and crash his car.