Monday, June 7, 2010

"Rotten" Tree limb Hurts Brothers

"Neighbors were left to wonder why this accident had to happened after they had previously told the city the tree was dangerous."

Sunday's severe weather had some serious consequences in Queens.

A tree knocked down by high winds fell onto a car with two young men, brothers, inside, according to Eyewitness News. 

The large tree limb is pushed to the side of 41st Drive.

Terrance Grey was sweeping the last of the glass shards from the road -- the damage left from a freakish accident.

"She was in the car to comfort him, trying to see if he was ok," Grey said.

That after Grey's wife Joan rushed to help two brothers trapped as the limb suddenly split from the tree and came crashing down on their car.

"The tree started to make a cracking sound and they jumped in their car," Lois Toscano said.

Toscano remembers it happening so fast. The large limb, clearly rotten, snapped from the tree and crashed down hard on the car.

"The trunk landed on the hood, the driver's side. The kid was trapped, and then the car started to accelerate. I don't know the reason why. The trunk started to roll off the hood and neighbors were trying to help," Toscano said.

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Eyewitness News - June 6, 2010 - By Tim Fleischer

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