Apr 1, 2017 1:05 PM
PHOTO GALLERY: Responders crack windshield to extricate elder man from car that rolled over
STONEHAM, Mass. — Stoneham, Mass. Police and Fire departments responded to a rollover car crash Friday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.
Stoneham Fire and Police received a report of a car crash at the intersection of Summer and Pleasant streets. Upon arrival, first responders learned that a 79-year-old Saugus, Mass. man was driving south on Pleasant Street when he veered off the road and hit a tree, which caused his car to roll over onto its side on the sidewalk, trapping him inside.
Firefighters worked to extricate the man from the vehicle, which sustained heavy front end and roof damage. Firefighters were able to get the man out of his car by removing the cracked windshield.
Ambulance drivers transported the man to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington with injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. He was the sole occupant of the car.
The street was closed for about an hour. The incident is under investigation by the Stoneham Police Department.