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Driver injured after car smashes into east London, Ont., building overnight

One person was injured when a car crashed into a building in east London, Ont., early Friday morning.

Driver had to be freed from the wreckage by firefighters

The car from which a driver was extricated in east London early Friday morning after striking a building at York and Glebe streets. The driver was taken to hospital. (Supplied by London Fire Department)

One person was injured when a car crashed into a building in east London, Ont., early Friday morning.

The collision occurred at the corner of York and Glebe Streets, just west of Rectory Street, at around 2 a.m.

The driver had to be extricated from the wreckage.

Photos from the scene show the roof of the vehicle had to be torn off to rescue the driver.

"Crews did a fantastic job. They extricated one individual by removing the doors and making room by rolling the dash up,'' said Colin Shewell, London Fire Department's platoon chief.

The driver was transferred to hospital by paramedics.

Shewell said the extent of damage to the building that was hit by the car is still being assessed.



 

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