Overturned SUV closes downtown street

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)—A woman was injured Sunday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving overturned.

The accident happened about 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of 49th St. South and 5th Avenue. Police say the woman lost control of her Jeep Liberty, struck a power pole, then flipped.  She was trapped for several minutes before rescuers were able to remove her from the overturned SUV.  Power was out in the area for a brief time.

The intersection was closed for about an hour while the wreck was cleared.  The accident is under investigation.

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