A motorist became trapped in the wreckage of a vehicle that slammed into a sign pole on Interstate 8 near San Diego State University Sunday.
According to officials, the single-vehicle collision happened just after 11 a.m. and involved a Honda that crashed into a sign pole on the side of the freeway.
The car overturned and an occupant became trapped inside. Fire crews were called to extricate the person from the wreckage.
The patient was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear if the patient was the driver or passenger of the vehicle.
The crash blocked two lanes of eastbound Interstate 8. CHP officials issued a SigAlert and traffic in the area was snarled for a while following the crash.
No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.