Smithfield, N.C. — A driver was trapped inside a car Wednesday morning in Johnston County after a large pine tree fell across the road.

The tree fell just before 5 a.m. on Steven’s Chapel Road, just east of Smithfield, officials said. In the darkness, a person drove under the tree and became trapped.

This is the second time this week a tree fell across the road.

The driver, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Driver trapped in car by fallen pine tree in Johnston County

Driver trapped in car by fallen pine tree in Johnston County

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