HOUSTON – Firefighters had to free a trapped woman who was hurt when she crashed into a pole in northeast Houston.

The crash happened at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on Wayside at Belroit.

Police say the woman was driving a minivan northbound on Wayside when she left the road for unknown reasons and hit a utility pole. The van then flipped onto its side.

Paramedics stabilized the woman and took her to the hospital in serious condition.

Photos: Woman trapped in van after crashing into pole