Source: (Mahwah Police Department)/ABC7 NEWS
A 26 year old is critcally injured after a 100 foot tree fell on top of her car in NJ on Wednesday.
Police reported that the victim was driving in her Hyundai Elantra car near Bear Swamp Road when the gusty winds pushed the tree onto her vehicle around 3pm.
Police say the victim was driving a Hyundai Elantra southbound on Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) near Bear Swamp Road when the gusty winds, moving 35 to 40 mph, knocked the tree over around 3 p.m.
Tangel, one of the people, that witnessed the tree fall onto her vehicle, said that “this poor driver had no inclination or no warning what so ever. If there’s any luck involved here, this girl was lucky, because the driver’s compartment was the only compartment within the vehicle that had any semblance of space left in it. The rest of the interior was crushed completely, ” according to ABC7 News.
The victim was trapped in her car for 20 minutes before being rescued and driven over to Hackensack Medical Center to receive treatments for her shouldder and head injuries she sustained from the incident.