Large Tree Falls On Ambulance, Car Closing Part Of River Road

A tree fell on hit a car and ambulance on River Road just west of Whittier Boulevard/Winston Drive A tree fell on hit a car and ambulance on River Road just west of Whittier Boulevard/Winston Drive

Westbound River Road at Whittier Boulevard/Winston Drive was closed this afternoon when a large tree fell on an ambulance and car traveling on the roadway.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Beth Anne Nesselt said the incident happened at about 12:52 p.m. No one was reportedly injured and there were no patients aboard the ambulance when it was hit by the tree.

By about 1:45 p.m., a Montgomery County Department of Transportation crew had cut the tree into pieces and moved those sections off the road. Traffic on the road was backed up past Goldsboro Road.

State Highway Administration crews will assist in clearing the tree.

Police are treating it as a property damage incident.


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