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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.

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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