A man whose car crashed Tuesday in Prince George’s County had been shot and critically wounded, county police said.

The car was found empty after striking a tree in the 3700 block of Ladova Way in the Springdale area about 1 p.m., said Cpl. Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman.

Investigators later determined that the driver had been taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound.

The crash site was east of the Capital Beltway and south of Route 50, near Charles H. Flowers High Schoool and Ardwick Ardmore Road.