US 278 accident halts on-island traffic; injury reported

A bad accident on William Hilton Parkway near the exit to the Cross Island Expressway has island-bound traffic backed up.

People near the accident scene say a vehicle swerved and hit an tree, throwing the driver out of the vehicle.

Paramedics were reported to be treating the injured driver. It was not immediately clear how serious the injuries were.

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