Man Extricated from Car in Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say a man had to be extricated from his car Monday morning in Eugene at a crash near the intersection of North Terry and Royal Avenue.

Police say the cause of the accident is still under investigation, but it appears the man, driving a gold Saturn, was pulling out of a driveway on North Terry at about 8:25 a.m. when a blue SUV slammed into the driverside door.

The driver of the Saturn was pinned inside his vehicle and police had to cut through the door to remove him. He was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

Though wet roads weren’t a major factor in this crash, police say drivers need to prepare for major changes in the weather.

“Sounds like it’s going to get more wet and possibly some snow and freezing weather. So, just be really careful and make sure you leave plenty of distance between you and other drivers and really clear your intersections,” said Sgt. Wayne Dorman, Eugene Police Department.

Traffic was backed up on North Terry for a short time, but police redirected traffic and the scene was clear by about 9:30 a.m.

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