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Man transported after crashing into tree (Video)

By Camille Doty
Aug. 25, 2012 at 3:25 a.m.

A 60-year-old man is moved on a stretcher to an ambulance after his Honda Accord struck a tree in a yard in the 2300 block of North Wheeler Street on Saturday.

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.

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