The operator of a sport utility vehicle was injured when it veered out of control down an embankment, flew through the air and slammed into a few trees in Johnson City.

The crash happened at the north end of Second Street around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

A Johnson City police officer at the end of Second Street after a vehicle went down an embankment behind a house. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A Johnson City police officer at the end of Second Street after a vehicle went down an embankment behind a house. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Witness Carl Crawford told WNBF News he was talking with his brother at the east end of Endwell Street when he saw "the car getting airborne" before striking a tree.

Crawford indicated the SUV appeared to be moving at a high rate of speed when it flew off the end of the neighboring dead end street.

Emergency workers at the scene of a crash near Endwell and Second streets in Johnson City. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Emergency workers at the scene of a crash near Endwell and Second streets in Johnson City. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The 2018 Toyota RAV4 came to a rest at the bottom of the embankment, just a few yards from Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

According to Johnson City police, the 68-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle "experienced health issues which caused her to crash."

Emergency vehicles on Endwell Street in Johnson City on January 23, 2024. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Emergency vehicles on Endwell Street in Johnson City on January 23, 2024. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The driver was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment of minor injuries.

Police said no charges would be filed in connection with the crash.

VIDEO: An eyewitness spoke with WNBF News about the crash in Johnson City on January 23, 2024.

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