Highway 50 backed up after driver injured when minivan collides with tree in Folsom

A one-vehicle crash closed one lane of westbound Highway 50 in Folsom on Wednesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

The right lane was closed for about an hour just west of Prairie City Road after a minivan drove off the roadway and crashed into a tree and bushes at about 8 a.m., according to CHP’s incident log.

The driver was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with broken ribs, according to CHP’s log, but the lane closure remained in place for until just before 9 a.m. as crews worked to get the vehicle out of the trees and bushes.

Westbound traffic remains backed up past Bidwell Street.

Fire crews have been dispatched to the scene, where CHP says the vehicle remains “buried” under a tree, and a Caltrans crew with a chainsaw was requested to clear the tree, according to the incident log.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.