A driver and a young passenger went to the hospital with injuries when his sport utility vehicle hit three poles and pushed a brick wall against a Carmichael house Thursday morning.
The 21-year-old driver was driving eastbound on El Camino Avenue, just west of Fair Oaks Boulevard, when the vehicle went out of control. Also in the SUV were a 7-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy.
Witnesses said the driver was traveling at high rate of speed and driving erratically, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The SUV first hit a power pole then continued into another power pole, which was severed. The vehicle then hit a tree and then a brick wall that was pushed into a house by the force of the crashing SUV.
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The CHP said windows were broken on the house. The SUV then continued on to hit a light pole before the SUV tipped onto its side.
The CHP said that all three people in the SUV were removed from the vehicle after the vehicle was pried open with a hydraulic rescue tool. The driver suffered broken ribs and possible a punctured lung. The girl suffered lacerations on her head. The boy was not injured.
The accident is under investigation.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.