Chula Vista firefighters work to extricate the driver from wreckage following an early morning crash. Photo: OnSceneTV

A man was seriously injured when his car struck a pole in Chula Vista Sunday.

The man was on Olympic Parkway just west of Heritage Road when the crash happened around 5:30 a.m., according to Chula Vista Deputy Fire Chief Harry Muns.

Firefighters found the man “significantly trapped,” and made a prolonged effort to extricate him, Muns said.

The man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

–City News Service

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