The crash happened at about 1:15 Thursday morning.
Police say the woman's car went out of control on the 4500 block of Pulaski Avenue, plunged down an embankment and smacked two utility poles.
The force of the collision snapped live wires and left them dangling from the poles. PECO is repairing the damage.
Firefighters had to cut open the car to get to the trapped woman.
She was taken to Einstein Hospital with a number of serious injuries.