DERRY, N.H. (CBS) – A 22-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he crashed into a Derry, New Hampshire Applebee’s on Christmas morning. He had to be flown by helicopter to a Boston hospital, police said.

It happened at about 6 a.m. Wednesday on Manchester Road. The car crashed right outside the entrance to the restaurant, which was not open at the time.

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Damage could be seen to the exterior of the building after police towed the car away.

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A crash damaged a Derry Applebee’s Christmas morning (WBZ-TV)

It took first responders 17 minutes to remove him from the car using the Jaws of Life. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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The crash is being investigated.