Two people in their 20s suffered serious injuries when their car struck a telephone pole in West Seattle Sunday morning, the Seattle Fire Department said.
The collision took place at the intersection of Southwest Charlestown Street and 47th Avenue Southwest around 5:30 a.m.
A man and a woman needed to be extricated from the vehicle.
The first person was extricated at 5:50 a.m., nearly 20 minutes after the Fire Department arrived at the scene. The second person was pulled from the vehicle shortly after, said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl.
Both were transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition, Stangl said.
In all, nine fire units responded to the collision, which took place at the bottom of a steep hill in a residential area.
Seattle City Light experienced a power outage in the area at roughly the same time the collision happened.
The outage initially affected an estimated 4,000 customers, City Light said, but that number was soon reduced to about 2,000.
Seattle City Light reported that the cause for the outage was unknown. The agency did not have an estimated time for power restoration.