A medical helicopter was called Friday afternoon to the scene of a one-car accident on U.S. Route 50 west of Hillsboro after a vehicle reportedly drove through the oncoming lane and struck two utility poles in front of Five Points Implement Co., Inc.
Emergency personnel told The Times-Gazette on the scene that the driver, who was not immediately identified, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, including possible broken bones.
A first responder said the man told emergency workers that he fell asleep while driving westbound on U.S. 50, and the vehicle drove through the oncoming lane and off the other side of the road, striking two utility poles and completely severing one.
First responders had to climb through a tangle of wires to extricate the driver from the vehicle.
The accident had U.S. 50 down to one lane for some time Friday afternoon while authorities cleaned up the scene.
No further information was immediately available.
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