SUFFOLK -- A woman is in the hospital tonight after her car ran off the road and struck a tree.

Emergency officials responded earlier this afternoon to an accident which briefly closed one lane of Portsmouth Boulevard/Route 58.

Officials received a 911 call just at 6 p.m. for a single vehicle accident just before the weigh scales.

A preliminary investigation determined that a Honda Accord left the roadway and struck a tree, partially ejecting the 27-year old woman driver.

The woman was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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