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FIRE RESCUE CREWS worked for 50 minutes to extricate the driver of this car, which crashed into a tree Wednesday morning on Forest Street in Londonderry. (COURTESY)

Driver airlifted to Boston after serious Londonderry crash


LONDONDERRY -- The driver of a car that crashed into a tree off Forest Street was airlifted to a Boston hospital Wednesday morning for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. near 60 Forest St. The initial 911 call indicated three people were trapped inside a car that hit a tree, resulting in additional ambulances being called in from Derry and Windham and DHART being placed on stand-by, but it turned out the driver, whose name fire officials did not release, was the only occupant of the car.

Derry fire crews helped extricate the driver, which involved the use of hydraulic and hand tools, saws and winching equipment. Paramedics from Londonderry provided medical care as the driver was being removed from the wreckage.

It took about 50 minutes to extricate the driver, who was then taken to Londonderry South School where the helicopter was waiting and then was flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

No information was available on the driver's condition.

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