published Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Man seriously injured when tree falls on car

A 56-year-old man from South Carolina was seriously injured Tuesday when a tree fell across the road he was driving on and landed on the roof of his car, authorities said.

The man, who has not been identified, was driving a 2014 Kia in the 2300 block of Old Wauhatchie Pike when the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m.

After the tree hit the car, the car continued south for about 200 feet before striking a guard rail and landing in a ditch, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office public information officer Janice Atkinson said.

Chattanooga firefighters removed the man from the car. More information will be released after notification of next of kin, Atkinson said.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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