NORWOOD, MASS. (WHDH) - Two drivers were seriously injured in a head-on car collision in Norwood that snapped a telephone pole in half Tuesday morning.

At around 10:40 a.m., emergency crews responded to a two-car head-on collision on University Avenue, police said. One of the cars hit the telephone pole before falling down an embankment on the side of the road.

Norwood Fire and Westwood Fire worked to extricate both of the drivers, police said. One driver was flown by helicopter to a Boston hospital, while the other driver was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.

“They had to use tools to extricate both operators. Both were trapped in their vehicles,” Norwood Police Chief Bill Brooks said. “Both drivers were very seriously injured.”

University Avenue, between Everett Street and Route 1, was shut down for a few hours, and utility crews were on scene to replace the broken telephone pole.

“Usually, the traffic is slow because of the great volume here. It’s usually backed up around lunchtime and around the commuting hours, so it’s very unusual to see something happening with this amount of speed,” said Richard Bean, who lives nearby.

Police are investigating the crash.

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