Women Seriously Injured in Newark South Ward Car Collision

Two women were extricated from a badly damaged car that crashed in a section of Newark's South Ward Wednesday evening.

According to police, at approximately 6:22 p.m., emergency responders rushed to the vicinity of 22 Fabyan Place near Cypress after a speeding vehicle reportedly lost control and slammed into a pole then a fire hydrant trapping the women in the car.

Police say a male -who was also inside the vehicle- attempted to run from the scene but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life tool to cut through the vehicle to extricate the women.

Police say the most serious of the injured was a mother of three (around the age of 25) who was transported to the hospital in serious condition. The condition of the other victim was reported as non-life threatening.

Residents in the area reported a police chase that resulted in the crash, but Newark officials have not confirmed their assertion.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.