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      Crews rescue trapped driver after tree falls onto car in Beltsville

      Photo: Prince George's County Fire Department

      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.