FREMONT -- Firefighters had to cut through a car Wednesday morning to rescue a man after an SUV ran a red light and T-boned his vehicle, police said.

The man, who sustained major injuries became trapped just before 5:35 a.m., following the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Driscol Road, said police spokeswoman Gevena Bosques.

Officers responded to the scene after one of the drivers dialed 911 and found a man pinned in a BMW who needed medial aid, Bosques said.

A man in his early 50s was driving a Ford Explorer south on Mission Boulevard, ran a red light at Driscol Road and slammed into the side of a BMW driven by the victim, police said.

The victim, in his late 50s, was trapped for about 30 minutes in the BMW until firefighters could pull him free, Bosques said.

He was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said. The driver of the Ford was not injured.

A citation is pending against the driver of the Ford, Bosques said.

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