Emergency responders extricated a driver whose vehicle struck a pole on Hawthorne Road and overturned Sunday morning.
According to an Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) release, units from ACFR and Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) responded at 7:54 a.m. to the intersection of Hawthorne Road and SE 43rd Street.
The vehicle struck a pole prior to flipping that ripped the passenger side of the vehicle off and the vehicle was sitting on its roof in the woods on the south side of Hawthorne Road. The driver was trapped and firefighters used hydraulic cutters and spreaders to extricate the lone occupant from the vehicle.
Emergency responders transported the driver to the ER as a trauma alert patient.