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Woman airlifted after Oceanside car crash

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A vehicle sheared off a power pole and came to rest on the edge of a steep embankment in Oceanside early today, trapping a seriously injured driver inside as live wires dangled above her, authorities said.

The crash at El Camino Real and Vista Oceana was reported just before 3:30 a.m. Monday, according to Oceanside fire Battalion Chief Pete Lawrence.

After stabilizing the vehicle to keep it from sliding down the embankment, rescuers spent about a half-hour freeing the lone driver, Lawrence said, adding that the driver was a woman in her 40s.

Paramedics took her by ambulance to the nearby Oceanside Municipal Airport, where she was loaded onto a helicopter and flown to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for treatment.

Oceanside police were investigating the cause of the crash.

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