A 43 year old Dartmouth man has been hospitalized following a crash early Saturday in North Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Police responded to a single car crash just after 5am, near 980 Faunce Corner Road, north of Flag Swamp Road.

The operator told police he swerved to avoid a deer and crashed into a tree.

Police say the man was trapped in the vehicle, and District 3 firefighters were called to free him.

He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with a severe leg injury. His name has not been released.

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