CUMBERLAND, B.C- A vehicle went off the road and collided with a tree early this afternoon.

The crash happened on Lake Trail Road near the Comox Lake Hostel.

An elderly man was driving a van. Cumberland Fire Chief Mike Williamson says the van left the road.

“I’m not exactly sure why… but he swerved off, hit a big fir tree, and did a considerable amount of damage to him and the vehicle.”

The man had to be cut from the wreckage by firefighters.

Comox Valley RCMP confirms the driver has been taken to hospital, but it isn’t clear how serious his injuries are at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment right away and refer to file #2019-9168.