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PHOTOS: Oakland Driver, 26, Struck By Fallen Tree In Mahwah Critical

Mahwah Ambulance & Rescue took the victim to HUMC.
Mahwah Ambulance & Rescue took the victim to HUMC. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Mahwah PD
The fallen tree was about 100 feet tall, police said.
The fallen tree was about 100 feet tall, police said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Mahwah PD
The victim was alone in the car at the time, authorities said.
The victim was alone in the car at the time, authorities said. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Mahwah PD
Responding township police rendered aid.
Responding township police rendered aid. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Mahwah PD
Winds gusted from 35-40 mph Wednesday afternoon.
Winds gusted from 35-40 mph Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Mahwah PD

MAHWAH, N.J. -- A 26-year-old Oakland driver was critically injured when her car was struck by a falling tree on Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah during Wednesday afternoon's high winds, authorities said.

Responding officers rendered aid to the woman, who was alone in the Hyundai Elantra when it was hit by the 100-foot tree, Police Chief James Batelli told Daily Voice.

Mahwah Ambulance and Rescue Squad took her to Hackensack University Medical Center with critical facial and internal injuries, Batelli said.

Wind gusts were somewhere around 35 to 40 miles an hour when the crash occurred, the chief said.

Lt. Philip Tangel was investigating.

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