Virginia officers have close call with falling tree


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – When Hampton Police advised residents and drivers to use caution when traveling during Monday’s inclement weather, they were speaking from experience.

The division posted images to its Facebook page Monday showing a tree that had fallen on a police vehicle. A large limb shattered and pierced through the windshield. Two officers were inside the vehicle when it happened. They escaped with only minor injuries from the broken glass, officials said.

This happened around 11 a.m. in the 700 block of Beach Road, according to Cpl. Ernie Williams.

The Hampton Roads region experienced heavy rain, strong winds and some serious tidal flooding on Monday.

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