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Woman Unhurt After Large Tree Branch Falls on Top of Passing Car in Pasadena

Published on Friday, September 11, 2020 | 11:23 am
A large tree branch fell on top of a car after it was clipped by a truck at Chester Avenue and Mountain Street in Pasadena on Sept. 11, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department)

A woman escaped unharmed after a massive tree branch fell on top of her car after being clipped by a truck in Pasadena intersection on Friday, officials said.

The unusual incident unfolded about 11:30 a.m. at Chester Avenue and Mountain Street, according to Pasadena city and fire officials.

A box truck was making its way down the street when it made contact with the tree, which was growing from a sidewalk, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.

A branch appearing to be more than 20 feet long broke free from the tree, landing on a sedan below, she said. A photo of the scene showed the natural curvature of the branch arching over the car’s passenger compartment.

The driver, described as a woman, managed to get out of the car uninjured, officials said.

The involved tree was initially believed to belong to the city, Derderian said. The city’s Urban Forestry department was called in to assess the tree.

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