A 20-year-old man was trapped for an hour after crashing his sports car in Ephrata Township late Thursday.

Alec Yurchenko, of Duncan, South Carolina, struck a utility pole at 920 Glenwood Drive at 10:45 p.m., Ephrata police said. It is about 1 1/2 miles north of Hinkletown.

He was trapped in his Scion for an hour as rescue personnel from Martindale Fire Co., Lincoln Fire Co., Garden Spot Fire-Rescue, Ephrata Ambulance and Wellspan-Ephrata Medic worked to free him.

Officials reported the utility pole had been sheared and was being supported only by wires. The car was against the pole, according to radio reports.

A JeffSTAT medical helicopter flew Yurchenko to Lancaster General Hospital. A fire official said he had "multiple extremity trauma."

Speed was a factor in the wreck, Ephrata police said. They ask anyone who saw the accident to call them at 717-733-8611.

According to newspaper records, Glenwood Drive has been the site of at least eight accidents and two speed-enforcement efforts in the past two years.

In one of the crashes, a 33-year-old motorcyclist was killed last July when his vehicle veered into the oncoming lane and hit a pickup truck in the 900 block.

Last October, police issued 13 speeding tickets after a compliance check in the 800 block. Several drivers were cited for driving at 54 mph in a 35 mph zone.

In October 2014, police responded to complaints by residents and conducted a compliance check in the 700 block. It resulted in five citations of motorists who were traveling between 53 to 61 mph in the 35 mph zone.

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