Cars Smashed by Falling Tree in New Hope

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Monday, June 15, 2015
Two cars were smashed by a falling tree in New Hope, Pa. on Monday morning.

NEW HOPE, Pa. (WPVI) -- Two vehicles were smashed when a large tree came crashing down on a Bucks County roadway Monday morning.

It happened just before 9:00 a.m. along River Road near Bowman's Hill Tower Road in New Hope.

A man was behind the wheel of a silver car and a female was driving a red vehicle.

Officials say both of them were hurt, but their injuries were described as non-life threatening.

The road was closed for almost 2 hours so crews could clear the damaged vehicles and the tree debris.

Police suspect the recent rains softened the wood, causing the tree to give way.