Falling tree lands on car on Route 3 in Bedford

BEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A motorist was taken to the hospital after a tree on the side of Route 3 in Bedford toppled over and landed on their car Wednesday night, officials said.

Video from Sky7 HD showed a massive tree covering the breakdown and right travel lanes on the southbound side of the highway near exit 27.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

The owner of the vehicle, Serpico Consuegra, said his friend was driving the car when the tree fell. He visited him Wednesday night at the hospital before coming to the tow yard to check out his car.

“I didn’t believe it when he told me,” Consuegra said. “It happens. It happens.”

Consuegra says his car is a total loss, but he’s grateful his friend is OK.

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