Tree downed on veh. 1 pt with critical conditions at Unit Block of Independence Ave SE – PIO en route.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 18, 2017
A reader reports just after 9:30am:
“Crazy scene! Police and bystanders lifted the tree to pull the man out. Southbound traffic is closed. Intersection is independence and south capitol. The tree was blocking all southbound lanes and sidewalk. “