DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A driver was critically injured after his SUV slammed into a tree overnight.
Dayton police said the driver was headed northbound on Riverside Drive near Lawn Street.
They say the driver lost control, hopped a median and ended up in the southbound lane before he slammed into a tree just after 2:00 a.m.
First responders rushed to the scene where crews had to use the jaws of life to get that driver out.
“The vehicle was basically destroyed, obviously the infantry at a high rate. It would be amazing if he survived the impact,” said Sgt. Michael Pauley, Dayton Police Department.
Investigators are testing the driver’s blood to see if alcohol play a factor in this crash.
The driver had to be rushed into surgery following the crash.
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