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Man Seriously Injured After Tree Falls on Car Along Beach Drive

by Tim Regan — August 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm 0

(Updated at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday) A man was seriously injured after a tree fell on his car as he was driving it along Beach Drive earlier this evening.

The incident happened on Beach Drive below the Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

The man was driving north on Beach Drive when a tree suddenly fell on his car, trapping him inside, Maggiolo said. Bystanders who witnessed the accident lifted a portion of the tree off of the vehicle and pushed the car out from under it. About 30 people aided in the rescue, according to The Washington Post.

Firefighters freed the man from the car and took him to the hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Nobody else was inside the car when the incident occurred, Maggiolo said.

Photo via D.C. Fire And EMS

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