---- — DERRY — A man was taken to Parkland Medical Center yesterday afternoon after his van veered off Hampstead Road and crashed into the woods.
The accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. The vehicle landed on its side in a heavily wooded area.
Crews had to remove the van’s steering wheel and windshield to reach the driver, who was alert and conscious during rescue efforts, Derry fire Battalion Chief Michael Gagnon said at the scene.
He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
An area between Lane and Senter Cove Roads was reduced to one lane of traffic for about an hour following the accident.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
No additional information was available from Derry police yesterday.