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5 injured when truck takes out power pole, crashes into bar

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Officials say five people were injured when a truck took out a power pole and rammed into a bar in Little Canada, Minn., on Wednesday.

Four bar patrons and the pickup truck driver were taken to Regions Hospital after the vehicle careened into Gordie's Place, located at 201 East Little Canada Road, at about 1:30 p.m.

Three people were seriously injured in the crash -- including two bar patrons, and multiple Allina Medical emergency vehicles responded.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said a 51-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Little Canada Road when she suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel. The truck then crossed the westbound lanes, knocked over a power pole, crashed through the outside wall of the bar and came to rest inside.

The bar patrons inside were pinned between the pickup and the bar by the impact, according to officials. The driver was trapped inside her vehicle as well.

A Good Samaritan nearby volunteered the use of a their nearby Bobcat, and was able to move the truck enough to free those who were trapped behind the bar.

The driver was extracted from her truck, which was leaking gasoline, according to the Little Canada Fire Department.

Budget Towing was able to successfully remove the truck from the building, and Xcel Energy crews cut and removed the downed power lines in the road. Deputies closed Little Canada Road for about 90 minutes while responding to the crash.

The business, which has been open since the 1930s, hopes to reopen as soon as possible.

FOX 9 News reporter Maury Glover is at the scene and will report the latest details in tonight's newscasts.

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