Georgia woman saved after tree crushed car during storm

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. — A Georgia woman thanked God after the car she was driving was crushed by a large tree during a storm Tuesday.

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Rhonda Kendrick told WALB that she was stopped at a stop sign when the tree fell on her car. Kendrick said she heard a tremendous crash and felt tremendous pressure on her chest and back as glass went flying and rain poured into the vehicle.

Bainbridge Public Safety arrived at the scene to deaden the power lines and cut the tree from around the car so they could pull Kendrick safely out of the vehicle.

Kendrick has fractured ribs and a sore back, but Doyle Welch, Bainbridge fire chief, told WALB that Kendrick is very lucky to have escaped with minor injuries. Welch said that the way the tree fell, the top of the vehicle absorbed much of the blow and prevented the car from being completely crushed.

Gov. Kemp declared a state of emergency after severe storms tore through the state Tuesday, WSB reported.

Kendrick was grateful to first responders and her higher power. “I am so thankful he let me live another day to see my family again,” she told WALB.

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Posted by Bainbridge Public Safety on Wednesday, April 6, 2022