A Sanford man was injured after he had a coughing fit while driving and slammed his car into the back of a dump truck stopped on the side of the road in Lyman Wednesday morning, according to police.

James Webster, 46, told police he was driving on Bartlett’s Bridge Road in Lyman toward Hollis just after 6 a.m. when he had a coughing fit and lost control of his sedan, said Maine State Police Corporal Doug Cropper.

“He swerved into oncoming traffic, swerved back into his lane, then swerved into the breakdown lane, striking the dump truck from behind,” Cropper said.

Cropper said the driver of the dump truck was stopped legally on the side of the road and its hazard lights were flashing. The driver was filling out paperwork before making a delivery.

Webster had to be extricated from the car because his legs were pinned inside. He was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with injuries to his lower body.

The driver of the truck was not injured. The impact of the car hitting the rear tires of the truck damaged the axle of the dump truck, Cropper said.

Cropper said no charges have been filed in connection with the crash.