Jaws of Life used to remove victim from wreckage

Man trapped in vehicle for hours after early morning crash on Nanaimo Parkway.

RCMP crash investigators in Nanaimo estimate a man might have been trapped in his wrecked car for more than two hours before being noticed by a passerby.

RCMP crash investigators in Nanaimo estimate a man might have been trapped in his wrecked car for more than two hours before being noticed by a passerby.

Firefighters used Jaws of Life to free a man from his vehicle after it crashed on the Nanaimo Parkway Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called out at about 3:30 a.m. after a 2011 Toyota Corolla went off the road and into the highway median.

Police found the wreck about two kilometres north of the Cedar Road interchange with the driver trapped inside the car.

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters successfully freed the victim, who police estimate might have been trapped in the vehicle for more than two hours before the crash scene was noticed by someone passing by.

Nanaimo RCMP said in a press release the driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel after leaving work at about 12:30 a.m.

The driver sustained a dislocated hip and injuries to both legs and was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where he is in stable condition, according to police.

The Nanaimo Municipal Traffic Unit is continuing its investigation into the crash. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.