A driver was hospitalized after an early Saturday morning crash crash on the Merritt Parkway in Westport.

The female driver's Pontiac smashed into a tree after careening off the parkway and down an embankment near southbound Exit 40 just before 4 a.m. Saturday, according to firefighters.

Firefighters from both Westport and Norwalk were dispatched to scene, and after the driver was treated at the scene by paramedics, she was taken to the Norwalk Hospital for additional treatment. Details on her condition were not immediately available.