Single-car crash in Northborough sends Shrewsbury man to the … – MetroWest Daily News

NORTHBOROUGH A Shrewsbury man suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when he crashed his SUV into a tree, authorities said.
The 45-year-old man, who was not identified, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after the 7:25 a.m. crash, according to police Lt. Brian Griffin.
The man was driving east on Main Street (Route 20) when, for an unknown reason, he crossed into the westbound lane and then struck a tree in front of 367 Main St., Griffin said.
“There were no other vehicles involved,” the lieutenant said.
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The man was trapped in his Honda SUV. Initially, the Fire Department called for a medical rescue helicopter due to the apparent seriousness of the man’s injuries. However, after using a cutting tool to remove the man from his SUV, they canceled the helicopter and brought him to Worcester by ambulance.
The nature of the man’s injuries was not disclosed, although Griffin said they were serious but not life-threatening.
The man has neither been cited nor charged. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, Griffin said.
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