Driver injured after tree falls on vehicle on I-5 in Fife

Tonight we're getting an up close look at the moment a tree snapped and fell onto a woman's car on I-5 today.

FIFE, Wash. — A driver was injured after a tree fell on her vehicle on Interstate 5 in Fife Wednesday afternoon.

The incident caused a miles-long backup in the southbound lanes near 70th Avenue East before 3:30 p.m.

Chopper 7 flew over the backup, where a Prius was flattened by the tree. See photos here.

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The driver of the Prius was struck in the head by the tree. The 54-year-old woman, Mary Sabetto, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Wednesday night Sabetto has head and neck injuries that are not life-threatening and was upgraded to serious.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a Nissan Altima was also struck by the tree. The 55-year-old driver in the vehicle was not injured.

A gofundme account has been set up to help pay for Sabetto's medical expenses.

On Wednesday night, KIRO 7 received dash cam video of the falling tree.

JUST IN: Dash cam video of the tree that snapped and fell onto a vehicle on Interstate 5 in Fife earlier today. The driver of the vehicle has head and neck injuries that are non-life-threatening and has been upgraded to serious. We ask WSDOT how they monitor these trees @ 11 >> http://kiro.tv/TreeFallsI-5

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Wednesday, April 26, 2017