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Firefighters cut the roof from a car to free a 76-year-old man Thursday night in Manson. 

MANSON — First responders cut the roof off a car Thursday night to free a driver whose car crashed after he suffered a medical emergency.

The car rolled down a hillside about 7:25 p.m. on Waters Edge Lane in Manson and nearly struck a home, coming to rest just a few feet from a garage door. The driver, a 76-year-old Chelan man, was hospitalized but is recovering, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office.

The Manson Fire District, Chelan EMS, Douglas County Fire District 2 and the sheriff’s office responded to the scene.

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