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Van driver rescued after crashing into tree in Brighton

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A man who crashed a delivery van into a tree in Brighton was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon. (WHAM photo)

Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man who crashed a delivery van into a tree in Brighton was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon.

Police were called to the crash on Westfall Road near Brooklawn Drive around 1 p.m.

The driver of the van, whose name has not been released, was trapped inside the van.

Rescue units had to be called in to extricate him using the Jaws of Life tool. Once the man was removed, he was stabilized and taken to the hospital via ambulance.

The man suffered injuries to his legs, but the severity of those injuries was not disclosed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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