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Driver avoids serious injury after tree falls on car on Merritt Parkway

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A driver who crashed on the Merritt Parkway after a tree fell on his car in Fairfield escaped serious injury today.

It happened this morning around 1 a.m. near exit 44.

The man was in a 2016 Honda Accord when a tree fell on his car.

He says the automatic braking safety system in the car stopped the vehicle before there was more damage.

The driver was able to walk away from the wreck.

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