High winds that tore through Gloucester on Tuesday afternoon left a Mathews woman injured when a tree smashed into her car on Main Street.

The woman was traveling east on Main Street near the First Presbyterian Church when several trees were uprooted, one of which landed on her 2000 Chevy Cavalier, said First Sgt. Caren Sterling of the Virginia State Police.

"She was trapped in the vehicle when the tree essentially ended up in her lap," Sterling said.

The woman was freed from the vehicle by members of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad. Sterling is awaiting information on the woman's identity and the extent of her injuries.

UPDATE:

The woman in the vehicle was identified by Sterling as Vicky Lorraine Gibson, 44, of Mathews. Gibson was conscious throughout her extrication and the first assessment is non-life threatening injuries, Sterling said.

Gibson was transported to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

(Photo courtesy of Nickie Champion)