A man fell unconscious and crashed his car in Falmouth on Saturday afternoon while overdosing on heroin, police said.
Falmouth police and fire responded at about 3:15 p.m. to a report of a rollover crash on Ter Heun Drive. The victim, identified only as a man in his 40s who lives on the lower Cape, was injured, police said in a press release.
He was driving alone in a 2000 Toyota 4Runner when he apparently passed out, crossed the center line and struck a utility pole, the release said.
The man had to be extricated from the car, which was found on its roof and leaking gas. He was administered first aid, “including . . . multiple doses of Narcan,” a drug that reverses the effects of heroin.
He was taken by ambulance to Falmouth Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries, police said.
The crash remains under investigation.Abigail Feldman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.