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Woman and Dog Trapped in Car Rescued After Crash in Irvine

A woman and her dog were rescued after being trapped in a car for several hours in Irvine Sunday night, officials said.

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A woman and her dog were rescued after being trapped in a car that was involved in a crash in Irvine on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The rescue took place after the woman crashed into a tree on the connector road from the southbound Laguna (133) Freeway to the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher in Orange County.

The woman called 911 to report that they were trapped, but she didn’t know exactly where they were, the dispatcher said.

After a few hours, the CHP found her. The Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene and freed the woman and her dog from the vehicle, officials said.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital, according to the dispatcher. The dog did not appear to be hurt.

The CHP was investigating the crash.

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