BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say a stranded driver has been pinned between two cars on a highway in Alabama and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton tells the woman was trapped between the vehicles Wednesday morning on Interstate 59.

Shelton says the motorist had car trouble and got out of her vehicle when another car came up behind her. He says that as the car was moving around her, it was side-swiped by an 18-wheeler, which pushed the car into her and she became pinned between it and her own vehicle.

Police say accident reconstruction investigators were at the scene.

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