A man is suspected of spending a couple of hours trapped in his vehicle on the Nanaimo Parkway early this morning (Wed).
Nanaimo RCMP say they were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on the Parkway between the interchanges of Cedar Road and Fifth Street around 3:30.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue had to use the jaws of life to get the man out of the Toyota Corolla.
Investigators believe the driver, after completing his shift at 12:30, may have fallen asleep and left the roadway driving into a tree.
A passerby noticed the vehicle in the median on the Parkway around 3:30.
The driver was taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with injuries to both of his legs and a dislocated hip.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen something related to the crash to give them a call.