'Seriously or critically injured': Firefighters pull 5 teens from wreckage of SUV

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Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut 5 teenagers from the wreckage of an SUV early Monday morning, North Bend Fire and Rescue said. (NBFD)

NORTH BEND, Ore. - Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut 5 teenagers from the wreckage of an SUV early Monday morning, North Bend Fire and Rescue said.

"All five of the youth were seriously or critically injured," firefighters said.

The identities of the injured; the extent of their injuries; and the identity of the driver have not yet been confirmed.

Three of the teens were flown to Portland-area hospitals for treatment. The other two remain at Bay Area Hospital.

Firefighters said they responded to the scene on Broadway Avenue at 3:30 a.m.

Crews arrived "within 2 minutes and found a SUV with five teenagers had sheered a utility pole, traveled another 200 feet and crashed into the Color Tile building."

In addition to 3 engines, a ladder truck and 12 firefighters from the fire department, North Bend Police sent four units to the scene. Bay Cities Ambulance sent 4 ambulances.

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