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Narrow escape as tree crashes down


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A woman and her three passengers narrowly escaped injury after she frantically reversed just in time to avoid a huge toppling mahogany tree which missed her vehicle but ended up smashing a nearby car.

Passenger Louann Woodroffe said it was only by the grace of God that she was alive to speak to the MIDWEEK NATION after she saw how the tree destroyed the other car at Deighton Road, St Michael.

“Obviously how [Charnel Carter’s] car is, I wouldn’t be talking to you if it landed on us. Rhesa [the driver, Maureen Garnes’ daughter] got ’way but Carter’s car was parked and his wife had now come home with the baby. God is powerful,” she said.

Maureen Garnes, on whose property the old tree stood, said she had been trying to have it removed for 28 years but to no avail. The pensioner said she applied to have the tree killed and eventually a crew from the Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) turned up but said it did not have the equipment. (AC)

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