Man hospitalized after crashing into tree

03/17/2013 12:10 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after he crashed into a tree on Shultz Road Sunday morning.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | A man was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after he crashed into a tree on Shultz Road Sunday morning.

A man was injured in Calverton after the car he was driving collided with a tree on the side of the road Sunday morning, police said.

The man was driving a white Chrysler Sebring JX south on Shultz Road about 10:55 a.m. when he lost control of the car and hit a tree on the west side of the road, police at the scene said.

Riverhead ambulance volunteers and firefighters from the Manorville Fire Department rushed to the scene. Manorville fire crews helped secure the car while the man was treated by ambulance volunteers.

The man, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, suffered a cut to his head and an injury to his right leg in the crash, police said. He was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

No one else was in the car, police said.

Shultz Road was closed while the victim was pulled out of the car and taken to the hospital. The road was still closed as of 11:45 a.m.

psquire@timesreview.com

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