Driver critically injured after striking tree branch on Mills Godwin Bridge in Suffolk

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 23:33:23-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a single-vehicle crash Wednesday.

The crash took place in the 2200 block of southbound Bridge Road at the foot of the Mills Godwin Bridge. Officials were notified at 2:07 p.m.

According to the preliminary investigation, a vehicle struck a tree branch in the roadway. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by crews and was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. The passenger suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The roadways have now reopened.

After further investigation, police said a falling tree branch hit the vehicle as the driver approached the location where the incident happened.

As of Thursday, the driver is said to be in good condition at a local hospital.