A Guelph man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car hit a tree in the city’s east end.

The crash brought emergency crews to a section of Victoria Road near Speedvale Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to Guelph police, the car left the roadway and hit a fire hydrant and tree before coming to rest.

The 34-year-old driver suffered lower-body injuries which are not considered life-threatening. He has also been charged with careless driving.