Downtown L.A. Crash: Driver Severely Injured When Car Slams Into Pole

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A man was severely injured early Sunday morning when the car he was driving slammed into a pole in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said.

A driver was severely injured when the car he was driving slammed into a pole in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A driver was severely injured when the car he was driving slammed into a pole in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The unidentified driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed near East 8th Street about 1:10 a.m. while¬† traveling northbound on Alameda Avenue at a high rate of speed, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

The man was transported to a local hospital, the LAPD said. It was unclear whether he was expected to survive.