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Crews rescue trapped driver after tree falls onto car in Beltsville

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Rainy weather conditions may have contributed to an accident that seriously injured a driver when a tree plunged onto their car in Beltsville.

Photo: Prince George's County Fire Department

A 40-something-year-old man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. He is hospitalized at a local trauma center.

The vehicle was traveling in the 4200 block of Sellman Road just after 9 a.m. Thursday when it happened. Prince George’s County fire officials say a tree uprooted from the wet and soft ground and toppled onto the front end of a car, pinning the driver inside, as it was driving by.

Upon arrival, firefighters and medics secured the scene, and a rescue squad extricated the man from the vehicle.

A crew removed the fallen tree from the scene, and cut down another unstable tree as well.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the incident.

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