Man rescued from vehicle after crashing into parked van

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A car accident in Westsyde this morning has sent one man to hospital and his vehicle for a mechanical inspection.

A 44-year-old man was trapped inside his vehicle after veering off the road and crashing into a parked mini-van listed for sale.

The man was driving a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire heading north on the 4400 bock of Westsyde Road this morning at about 7:30 a.m. when he hit a south-facing 2003 Honda Odyssey.

The force from the crash pushed the van into a pole and left the man trapped inside his car. He was freed from the vehicle by Kamloops Fire Rescue Personnel after the door was cut open using the jaws of life. He was subsequently taken to Royal Inland Hospital.

An RCMP collision expert was called to the scene to help conduct an investigation into the accident.

The two-lane undivided roadway where the collision happened was reportedly wet at the time, but not slippery and no visible skid marks were reported.

The man's vehicle has been impounded until a mechanical inspection is conducted that may help determine the cause of the crash.

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