Driver removed from vehicle, flown to hospital after crashing into tree

Driver removed from vehicle, flown to hospital after crashing into tree
Crews say the driver of a vehicle had to be removed and transported to an area hospital after crashing into a tree. (Source: Huguenot Volunteer Fire Department)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Police have identified a man seriously injured after he had to be removed from his vehicle and flown to a hospital after crashing into a tree.

Police responded to the 1000 block of Dorset Road just before 9 a.m. Friday for the reports of a car that crashed into a tree.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and worked to remove the roof and driver’s side of the vehicle.

Fire crews arrived on the scene and worked to remove the roof and driver’s side of the vehicle.
Fire crews arrived on the scene and worked to remove the roof and driver’s side of the vehicle. (Source: Huguenot Fire Department)

According to investigations, Steven Galvis, 33, was driving southbound on Dorset when he entered a curve, ran off the road and overturned before striking the tree.

Galvis was wearing a seat belt and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was flown to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

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