Ore. man spends night in crashed vehicle

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- Oregon State Police say an injured 59-year-old Oakridge man has been rescued after spending a night in his crashed car after he ran off a remote Forest Service road and struck several trees.

Police say Russell Hayes was conscious and lying outside his car when a motorist driving on the Forest Service road spotted him Monday afternoon and reported the accident. He was airlifted to a Springfield hospital with serious injuries.

Police say he spent Sunday night and part of Monday in his car after the crash southeast of Oakridge.

Oakridge is southeast of Eugene.

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