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CHEVERLY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after the car went off the roadway and struck a tree, officials said.

It happened around 7:00 p.m. on Southbound BW Parkway in the Cheverly, Maryland area. The SUV with the woman and three children went off the roadway and hit a tree. The woman was trapped in the car. She was taken to the hospital with severe leg injuries. The three children were not hired in the incident, police said.

The Southbound lanes on the BW Parkway were closed for around 40 minutes. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, police said.

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