Tree saves man from crashing into lake

SAPD: Speed may have been factor in crash

Published On: Jan 11 2013 10:45:28 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 11:57:09 AM CST

A man was recovering Friday after he slammed his car head-on into a tree.

But investigators said that tree may have prevented him from driving into Woodlawn Lake.

The accident happened just after midnight on South Josephine Tobin Drive at Cincinnati.

Police say the driver hit the tree after he ran a stop sign but the car stopped there and not in the lake.

He was taken to University Hospital in stable condition and was not believed to be wearing a seat belt.

The cause of the accident is under investigation but police say speed may be a factor.