Driver airlifted to local St. Louis Hospital after crash in Swansea

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SWANSEA, Ill. – One man airlifted to a St. Louis Hospital after an accident in Swansea, Illinois.

According to police, the driver lost control of his car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday off old Collinsville road.

Reports say the car went about 25 feet down an embankment.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene and used a nearby restaurant parking lot as a landing zone.

It took rescuers 20 minutes to free the driver from the vehicle. The victim was then airlifted to a St. Louis Hospital.

No word on his condition at this time.

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