Falling tree just misses crushing car during Irma

Posted at 8:01 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 08:01:14-04

Terrifying moments for drivers in Georgia during Tropical Storm Irma. An SUV was nearly crushed when a tree suddenly fell across the highway. The whole thing was caught on one driver's dash camera.

April Baxter crashed into the tree just as it hit the ground, lifting the SUV off the ground. Baxter said she was going around 40 mph, trying to get to her sister-in-law's house to ride out the storm, when she saw the tree start to fall. "It started falling and I closed my eyes and I hit the brakes and started screaming," Baxter said. "It's scary. It's just scary. And I thought this is it. This is the end. I'm done."

Fortunately Baxter didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries. She suffered seatbelt burn, hurt her knee and strained a muscle in her sholuder from holding the steering wheel so tight.