WESTPORT — A tree, apparently toppled by gusty winds Monday afternoon, plummeted onto the Merritt Parkway, damaging three cars on a local stretch of the highway.

The tree smashed onto the roofs of two of the vehicles, while the third crashed into the tree trunk lying in the roadway near the parkway’s southbound Exit 42.

But no serious injuries were reported, according to the State Police report.

The incident occurred shortly after 2:45 p.m. Monday when a tree off the parkway’s right shoulder fell on top of two vehicles — a 2011 Toyota Corolla and a 2016 Toyota Siena — passing by in the right travel lane, police said.

Both vehicles were driven by Westport residents, according to the report.

A 2020 Nissan Altima traveling behind them then struck the tree as it lay across the travel lane. The driver resides in Milford.

“Minor” injuries were reported by the drivers, State Police said, and the Siena’s driver was transported to Norwalk Hospital.

All three cars suffered what State Police called “disabling damage” and had to be towed from the scene.