Woman injured when tree crushed car now at UK Hospital

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - The Keavy Volunteer Fire Department responded Monday night to an accident where a tree fell on top of a car, with people two people inside.

Atwood and Norma Sizemore were both inside the vehicle when a tree came down on top of it on Rachel Road, near Level Green Road in the Keavy community of southern Laurel County.

Family members say that Norma Sizemore is now at UK hospital because of the injuries she suffered. They say the elderly couple was traveling on Rachel Road to see their son when they noticed one tree down and turned around to go the other way. That's when high winds blew another tree down right on top of their car.

Officials say Atwood was able to get out but the tree trapped his wife in the car. At first her injuries didn't appear to be serious but she was later taken to UK because her injuries were thought to be more severe.

Family members say Atwood only suffered a cut elbow from the accident, and that he is currently at UK Hospital with his wife. She is listed in serious condition.

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Members of the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department are responding to an accident where a tree fell on top of a car during strong storms.

Firefighters say a male and female inside the car have minor injuries. It happened on Rachel Road, near Level Green Road in the Keavy community of southern Laurel County.

"This car was coming out of Rachel Road, and a tree on the side of the road blowed over and landed right directly on top of the car," said Chief Ronnie Bales, with Keavy Volunteer Fire Department.

Bales says a heavy wind storm brought down the tree right onto Atwood and Norma Sizewood's car.

"The man was driving and he was not injured much. He had a scratch or two, but didn't seem like nothing major. He was out walking around. His wife was having problems getting out of the car," said Bales.

"We had to lift the tree up off the car and then had to start cutting the car to get her out and ended up bringing her out that way," Bales continued.

Bales says one thing that may have kept the accident from being worse was the top of the tree landed on two electric wires. Those wires caught the tree's fall.

"It's kind of a rare incident that no one was hurt worse than they was considering what happened," said Bales.

Firefighters say the power lines the tree fell on top of caused power to go out in the area for some time.


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