Tree Lands on Pickup Truck in New Canaan Friday, Injuring and Trapping Driver

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A tree fell amid extreme high winds Friday and fell on a pickup truck in the area of Canoe Hill Road, officials said.

The incident happened around 3 p.m., according to New Canaan Fire Chief Jack Hennessey.

The tree did “significant damage” to the pickup and trapped the driver in the car, according to Hennessey.

Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and freed the trapped driver, he said.

He was extricated using the jaws of life, and transported to a hospital, Hennessey said.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known. will update this article as more information becomes available.

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