Driver in critical condition after slamming into pole in North Philadelphia

A man is in critcal condition after the car he was driving struck a pole in North Philadelphia. 

The incident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. Monday at 10th and Dauphin Streets. 

The driver was traveling northbound on 11th Street when he struck a PECO pole. 

According to authorities, the vehicle caught fire and the driver was temporarily trapped. He sustained major injuries including burns to 50% of his body. 

He was taken to Temple University Hospital by medics where he remains in recovery. 



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