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Passenger Trapped After Tree Falls On Moving Car

Last updated on Monday, October 22, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington Emergency crews spent more than two hours clearing a maple tree that fell on a car and about 30 minutes freeing a passenger stuck inside that car Friday night.

At 6:40 p.m., a large maple tree fell on a moving car near the intersection of South Rogers and West Third streets.

The name of those in the vehicle were not available because the accident report was not complete. Bloomington Fire Department Capt. Tania Daffron says the driver was uninjured and was able to get out of the smashed car.

A passenger was pinned inside the car for more than 30 minutes. Firefighters used chainsaws and hydraulic equipment to remove the tree, cut the car and free the passenger.

Daffron says the passenger was able to walk to a waiting ambulance, and was transported to the hospital for an evaluation. The road was cleared by 9 p.m. Friday.

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