Police: Fairfield driver fails to beat traffic, crashes into tree

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A driver's gamble ended with her crashing her car into a tree, police say.

It happened near the intersection of Black Rock Turnpike and Tunxis Hill Road.

Police say the woman said that she had tried to beat the traffic heading south on Black Rock Turnpike but failed to make the turn and crashed into a tree.

Police say the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

News 12 Connecticut is told that the driver also received an infraction for failing to stay in the proper lane.

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