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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas A 19-year-old man was sent to the hospital by Life Flight after being trapped in a car accident on the Katy Freeway early Friday.

According to the Village Fire Department, the crash happened in the outbound frontage road lanes around 4 a.m. Rescuers were called to the scene and found asilver Volvo sport utility vehiclecrushed against a freeway pillar at Bingle.

The teen driver had to be freed from the wreckage and was sent to the hospital in serious but stable condition, firefighters said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Police said it appeared the teen was traveling westbound on the frontage road at a high rate of speed when hisSUV swerved into the pillar without braking.

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