High Winds Wreak Havoc, Down Trees Onto Cars Across Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – High wind gusts brought down trees across the Tri-State Area, including one terrifying sight in Queens that smashed two cars and sent two people to the hospital – one with serious injuries.

A massive tree ended up lying across a parked car’s windshield while nearby a second car was hit, pinning a driver in his seat, reports CBS2’s Ali Bauman.

“He was trapped, he couldn’t get the door open,” said witness Ronald Lilly. “Look at the tree. If he was up maybe three, four more feet he probably would’ve got killed, because look at where the tree went.”

(credit: Eddie Caban)

Lilly says he was spared thanks to the kindness of another driver.

“Took out my light, there’s my light on the ground here, but that should have been me,” said Lilly, pointing out the damage. “I’m truly, truly grateful and blessed that because of him being a nice guy, he let me go first.”

On Staten Island,…

Original published: 2019-04-15 23:20:04 Read the full New York City News here


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