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Driver seriously hurt in crash while trying to dodge falling tree

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 17:04:10-05

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP (HAMILTON COUNTY), Ohio — A driver was seriously hurt after she tried to avoid a falling tree Wednesday.

The woman was driving a Toyota Forerunner west on West Galbraith Road at about 11 a.m. when a tree began to fall in her path. She swerved to avoid the tree, but it landed on the roof of the vehicle, witnesses told police.

The vehicle then went off the north side of the road and up an embankment, where it hit a tree and overturned, police said.

The driver was trapped inside the vehicle. Springfield Township Fire and EMS extricated her and drove her to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Police said they didn't yet know the extent of her injuries.

The road was closed for a few hours while officers investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation. Police asked anyone with information to call them at 513-729-1300.