Driver loses control of car, drifts into pole on Schenley Ave. in Youngstown

An accident happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, trapping a man in his car on Schenley Avenue in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – An accident happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, trapping a man in his car on Schenley Avenue in Youngstown.

Police said the driver was speeding, going southbound on Schenley, and lost control of his car before hitting a pole. The car spun around, leaving the man facing the wrong direction on the road.

Part of Schenley was closed for about 30 minutes until the scene was cleared by Youngstown police and fire crews, who had to use the “jaws of life” to remove the man from his car.

He suffered injuries to his head and legs, and was taken to Saint Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown.

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