An early morning crash on westbound Atlantic City Expressway sent a vehicle careening into trees, trapping it's driver for an hour.

A man had to be rescued from a car after a crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township, New Jersey.

The accident happened around 5:15 a.m. near Exit 31 for Winslow/Blue Anchor.

Police say the man driving lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an emergency truck with flashing arrows parked on the side of the road that had been previously positioned to divert traffic from a prior accident.

The impact sent the driver's SUV off the roadway and into the woods, where firefighters worked for an hour trying to rescue him. Westbound highway lanes were partially closed for a short period of time.

Once freed, the man was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. A woman in the maintenance truck suffered minor injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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