Driver sustains critical injuries after falling tree branch hits car on Suffolk road


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say a man sustained critical injuries after a tree fell on his car in the roadway near Mills Godwin Bridge in Suffolk Wednesday afternoon.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called to the scene of the single-vehicle crash in the 2200 block of southbound Bridge Road at the foot of the Mills Godwin Bridge. The call for the crash came in just after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

According to officials, the preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle struck a tree branch in the roadway. Police say the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was sent to the hospital with critical injuries.

A passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle is known to be in good condition at a local hospital.

This is breaking news and will be updated.

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