Huge tree falls on car in Lake County, traps driver and passenger

Huge tree falls on car in Lake County, traps driver and passenger
(Source: Lake County Sheriff)

PAINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A couple is lucky to be alive, after a huge tree fell on their car during Sunday’s windstorm.

Lake County Sheriff Captain Robert Izzo said the driver of the black Dodge Charger was south on Riverside Drive near Overlook Drive around 2:45 p.m., when the tree crashed onto the front end of the vehicle.

This happened on Riverside Drive in Painesville Township on Nov. 15.
This happened on Riverside Drive in Painesville Township on Nov. 15. (Source: Lake County Sheriff)

The male driver and his female passenger were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated out by Painesville Township firefighters.

The couple was transported to Tri-Point Medical Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

Izzo said the vehicle was destroyed.

Copyright 2020 WOIO. All rights reserved.