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Major Crash in Redlands Sends One to Hospital

Redlands police and fire crews freed a 30-year-old local man from the wreckage Monday night, police said Tuesday.

A 30-year-old Redlands man was hospitalized with major injuries after driving into oncoming traffic, police officials said Tuesday.

The head-on collision happened at Wabash Avenue and Sylvan Boulevard at around 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Redlands Police Spokesman Carl Baker.

"The injured driver had been traveling south on Wabash in a 2006 Saturn 4-door  sedan when he crossed the center line into the opposing traffic lane and collided head-on with an SUV traveling north on Wabash," Baker said in a press release Tuesday.

The driver of the Saturn became trapped in his car, and it took firefighters about 30 minutes to cut him out using the jaws of life, according to the spokesman.

"The driver of the other vehicle sustained only minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene," Baker said.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the man to cross into opposing traffic, and Redlands police say they are investigating the crash.

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