Tree collapses on car, impales driver during NC storm, officials say

North Carolina news

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) – A driver was seriously injured after a tree collapsed on their vehicle, trapping them inside Monday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

At approximately 8 p.m., officers responded to a tree falling on an SUV with the driver inside at Sharon Road and S. Wendover Road.

The driver was impaled in the chest by parts of the tree and was safely removed from the vehicle within 10 minutes. They were transported by medic to the hospital for serious injuries.

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