Driver trapped after slamming into tree

February 28, 2009 5:45:09 AM PST
It took authorities an hour to get a man out of his car after he slammed into a tree in southwest Houston. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Investigators say the man was driving a Dodge Caliber on Allen Parkway around 2:30am Saturday. It started raining and the car slid sideways and slammed into a tree near Stanford.

The driver was rescued and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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