BOISE -- The driver of a small pickup crashed into a large concrete sign near State Street shortly after 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Rescuers had to pull the man from the wreckage.

Firefighters say the driver was traveling westbound on State Street, near Glenwood Street, when he somehow swerved-off the road and hit the sign for a nearby shopping center.

Boise firefighters say they found the man semi-conscious, with a possible head injury. The had to remove the roof and the doors of his pickup truck to get him out, and onto a backboard. He was then taken by an ambulance to a local hospital.

Firefighter Randy Christensen told KTVB the man's chances of surviving the crash were increased by two important factors.

The patient was restrained, Christensen said. When we got on location we removed his seat belt from him. The airbags did deploy -- so those two things greatly increased his chances of survival.

Christensen says the man may have suffered from a medical condition, and said that could be the cause of the crash.

The accident caused traffic on State Street to back up for about an hour.

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