A driver was left with only minor injuries after he suffered a medical emergency and his van slammed into a tree, heavily damaging the vehicle in Cary.
The Cary Fire Protection District and Cary Police Department responded around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday to the 700 block of Cimarron Drive in Cary.
Alex Vucha, a spokesperson for the Cary Fire Protection District, said crews received a report of a vehicle accident involving a tree.
Firefighters arrived within three minutes and found a single-vehicle crash.
It was determined that a commercial van left the roadway and collided head-on with a tree, Vucha said.
The van sustained heavy damage in the crash.
The male driver was assessed by paramedics and was transported to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington with minor injuries.
Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff said officers determined the driver suffered a medical issue, which is what led to the crash.
Vucha said the impact of the crash caused the front end of the vehicle to sustain heavy damage and become entangled around the tree.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life, which is an extrication tool, to free the vehicle so it could be removed away from the tree and towed from the scene.