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Crews rescue driver after car slams into tree, lands in creek

Crews rescue driver after car slams into tree, lands in creek
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 18:09:27-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A driver was Medflighted to the hospital after her car hit a tree and landed in a creek in Chesterfield County Monday afternoon. Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore said the car was traveling on Nash Road near Highland Glen Drive when it struck a tree around 3:15 p.m. The vehicle then ran down an embankment and landed in a creek.

Because of recent heavy rains, the car was partially submerged in the creek. Photos showed crews used a  ladder to reach the vehicle and pull out the driver. She was then flown to VCU Medical Center to be treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Nash Road Accident

Nash Road Accident (SOURCE: Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore)

Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led up to this crash.