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Driver pulled from wreckage, airlifted to hospital

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CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A vehicle crashed into a palm tree in Chula Vista Thursday, leaving the driver severely injured and prompting authorities to close an about mile and a half stretch of eastbound Olympic Parkway, police said.

The driver veered off Olympic Parkway east of Brandywine Avenue and crashed into a palm tree shortly before police were dispatched around 1:20 a.m., according to a Chula Vista Police Department statement. A second palm tree had been knocked down and was blocking an eastbound lane.

The driver, a man who appeared to be in his 20s, was found conscious but trapped in the wrecked car and was seriously injured, according to the statement. He was alone in the car.

Fire department personnel cut the driver from the car and he was flown to a hospital, police said.

Police said eastbound Olympic Parkway would be closed from Brandywine Avenue to Heritage Road through about 8 a.m. Motorists were advised to use an alternate route.

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