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Driver on his way to the hospital, crashes in Palmer

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A driver was rescued from a vehicle this morning by Palmer firefighters using the 'Jaws of Life' following a crash on Fairview and Searle streets.

Palmer Police Sgt. Kenneth White told Western Mass News they were called to the scene at 5:07 a.m. Saturday. 

The driver was on his way to the hospital, we're told, when the crash occurred.

"...He was on his way to the hospital for dialysis," explained White. 

The man was driving a 2008 Ford Escape at the time of the accident.

"He hit a tree head-on," White told us.

After crashing, firefighters used the 'Jaws of Life' to rescue him.  They cut the door from the vehicle because it was jammed shut, police say.

The man was then transported to Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

While police say they are continuing to investigate the cause of this crash...

"It looks like he may have fallen asleep," explained White.  

Emergency crews were able to clear the scene within about an hour after it was initially reported. 

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