Irma's winds blow tree on road in driver's path

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2017

Michael Head was heading from Griffin to Fayetteville on Monday afternoon as Tropical Storm Irma moved through Georgia.

The man driving behind the woman just happened to be recording as he drove.

Dash cam footage from the truck behind her shows the tree collapsing and landing directly in front of Ms Baxter.

"It started falling and I closed my eyes and I hit the brakes and started screaming", Baxter told WSB.

"I closed my eyes and the airbags popped".

The tree fell directly in front of a auto, causing the vehicle to almost flip. It was all so fast, very fast'. "We live in a mobile home, so I was trying to get to safety", she told reporter Lori Wilson.

Fortunately, Baxter was able to see the falling obstacle and stop, but the impact of the tree's trunk was so forceful it lifted the entire rear of the auto off the ground before slamming it back down.

Baxter said she was traveling about 40 miles per hour on her way to her sister-in-law's house to meet her husband and stay for the night. And I thought this is it.

Despite a strained shoulder muscle and hurt knee, Georgia driver April Baxter is feeling pretty lucky. Most of all, she's thankful she wasn't crushed by the tree.

Three Irma-related deaths were recorded in Georgia.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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