Vehicle wreck smashes mailbox, hydrant and utility pole; hospitalizes driver

What caused the driver to lose control is unknown.

Posted: Feb 6, 2018 9:15 AM
Updated: Feb 6, 2018 11:21 AM

An early morning wreck caused a man to be rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning.


Huntsville Police said around 1 a.m. a male driver lost control of his vehicle while he was traveling eastbound on Winchester Road near Pulaski Pike.

The driver was taken away with critical injuries, but was quickly upgrade. The driver was taken away with critical injuries, but was quickly upgrade.

His car ended up smashing through a mailbox, a fire hydrant and a utility pole before it came to a stop.

The driver was initially transported from the scene with life-threatening injuries, but within about 20 minutes, officers said his condition had significantly improved.

What caused him to lose control initially is under investigation.

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