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Driver crashes into light pole in Compton, waits 2 hours to be rescued

A driver crashed into a light pole in Compton on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

June 20, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A driver wrapped his car around a power pole in Compton and waited nearly two hours to be rescued early Wednesday morning.

The man slammed his Pontiac into a pole at Tucker Street and Santa Fe Avenue around midnight.

Rescue crews had to wait until power was turned off before they could pull him from the car. He was awake through the entire process and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Deputies are investigating whether the crash was the result of street racing.