Man transported after crashing into tree (Video)
Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:25 a.m.
A 60-year-old man was taken to Citizens Medical Center after his vehicle crashed into a tree in the 2300 block of North Wheeler Street.
The wreck occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday. Authorities did not release the victim's name.
Roger Hempel, Victoria Fire Department battalion chief, said the man's injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.
The driver was northbound on Wheeler Street when his Honda Accord jumped the curb and struck an oak tree. A phone line was damaged in the crash.
Witnesses told Hempel that the man was slouched over the steering wheel before the impact. Alcohol was not a factor.
The vehicle's airbag was deployed, and the front hood was smashed.
Police are investigating the cause.