A 65-year-old Plymouth Meeting man was hospitalized Friday, July 13, after crashing into a tree along the border of the .
According to , the male was traveling east on Sandy Hill Road at approximately 10:20 a.m., when his 1999 Dodge Stratus swerved off the road. The vehicle then struck a tree tucked amongst other brush and caught fire.
Upon arrival, police used a fire extinguisher to help control the flames until personnel from the Plymouth Fire Company arrived. The driver of the vehicle was lying face down in the grass nearby, being attended to by a number of golfers. According to the report, the driver was conscious and alert, but suffered a laceration to his face and a shoulder injury.
The driver told police that he was traveling on the road way when he coughed heavily. The next thing he knew, he was up against the tree. Police then spoke with an eastbound driver, who said she was traveling down the road when she saw the crashed vehicle and called 911. She then helped the driver to call his wife and son.
The driver was taken by ambulance to Paoli Hospital for treatment and the car was towed from the scene. Police do no suspect that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident. According to the police report, a country club employee estimated the damages at $1000.