During Tuesday’s high winds a tree fell on David and Theresa Roy’s car while traveling on the Pond Road in Sidney, with a branch entering the car and impaling Theresa. Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office photo

An Oakland woman was listed in fair condition Wednesday at an Augusta hospital after a tree fell on a car she was traveling in and a branch penetrated the dashboard, impaling her Tuesday in Sidney.

Theresa Roy, 79, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe being driven north on the Pond Road by her husband, David Roy, 78, at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday when the crash occurred, according to Lt. J. Chris Read of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

“High winds caused a large pine tree to snap and fall onto the vehicle as it traveled,” Read said Wednesday in a news release. “This caused heavy damage to the vehicle and a branch penetrated the dashboard, ultimately impaling Theresa.”

A Hyundai Santa Fe is a compact sport utility vehicle.

Both David and Theresa Roy were taken by Delta Ambulance to the hospital. The Sidney Fire Department assisted, according to Read.

“Theresa was in critical condition and David had” injuries that were not considered life threatening, he said.

Read did not immediately know Wednesday what hospital the couple was taken to Tuesday, but a spokeswoman for MaineGeneral Health confirmed Wednesday that Theresa Roy was at Alfond Center for Health in Augusta and was listed in fair condition.

Kennebec Sheriff’s Sgt. Galen Estes investigated the crash, according to Read.

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