Man hurt after car hits tree

A Griffith man has been flown to Canberra Hospital after his car crashed into a tree on Burley Griffin Way, Stockinbingal, early on Wednesday.

Police say the accident happened near Porters Lane after the car left the road around 4am.

It’s believed the man aged in his 40’s had been trapped for several hours before emergency crews arrived, and spent three more hours to free him from the wreckage.

He was airlifted to Canberra Hospital for treatment with leg and chest injuries.