A man was taken to hospital early Saturday morning in Saskatoon after crashing his vehicle into a city street grader.

Fire crews say the grader was stopped in the centre of a plowed area on 20th Street at 4 a.m. when the man drove into it.

The accident caused considerable damage to the man's vehicle, and he had to be extricated by emergency workers. It took firefighters about five minutes to free him.

He was then taken to hospital with unknown injuries.