Large tree branch falls on car, closes NE 125th Street


A large branch fell from a tree over NE 125th Street, crashing down onto a passenger car. The driver had minor injuries according to the Seattle Police Department. 

The accident, reported at 8:24 am, had first responders arrive on scene to find a massive branch stretching across the entire road near 22nd Avenue Northeast, and resting on the fence of an adjacent home. 

The driver had minor injuries. The windshield of the car was shattered and the cars suspension was pushed low to the ground by the weight of the tree. 

Strong winds overnight likely weakened the branch.

The adjacent home escaped damage but the fence supporting some of the branch’s weight may need some repair. The property is the same spot where a car tumbled off the road and destroyed much of the fence in 2014. 

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