Crews rescue trapped driver after tree falls onto car in Beltsville
Updated: May 19, 2011 - 03:23 pm
Rainy weather conditions may have contributed to an accident that seriously injured a driver when a tree plunged onto their car in Beltsville.
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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