Early morning collision in Montlake

On January 22nd at approximately 2:18 am, East Precinct officers responded to a call of a one vehicle collision into a telephone pole at 24th Avenue East and East Newton Street.  Apparently the car, a 2003 Kia Optima, was driving south on 24th Avenue East approaching East Newton at a high rate of speed.  The driver of the car lost control and crossed over the west curb and collided with a street sign, the rockery, and rolled over, colliding with a telephone pole.  Officers arrived and discovered that the male passenger had exited the car, but that the driver was still trapped inside.  The Seattle Fire Department arrived and was able to extracate the driver.  Both the driver and the passenger were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, none of which are life-threatening.  There was no indication of any intoxication on the part of the driver.   The 19 year-old driver was cited for several things, including reckless driving.