Man transported by Careflight in Springfield after being trapped in his vehicle

A man was transported via Careflight after he was trapped in his vehicle for 30 minutes, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. The Springfield Fire Department reportedly had to use the Jaws of Life to free him.

Adam Staples, 42, of South Vienna, was driving east on US-4 near Tuttle Road in Springfield in an SUV when his vehicle crossed over westbound traffic and went off the left side of the road. His vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned, OSHP said in a release. The Springfield Fire Department freed Staples using the Jaws of Life and requested OSHP to the scene.

Staples was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. He was the only occupant in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.

Initial investigations reveal that Staples may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, OSHP said. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Friday night.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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