Woman warns drivers to be cautious after tree limb falls into her car in Mountain Brook

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Updated: Nov. 7, 2018 at 12:07 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - When she sees the shattered pieces of windshield inside her car and the branch sticking out, Yvette Weaver has no trouble describing how she feels.

“I’m still kind of shocked, anxiety, hard to believe this has happened,” Weaver said.

Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, she was driving down Overton Road, when all of sudden, she got a huge shock.

“I hear a loud boom and I'm looking and it’s a tree limb in my car,” Weaver describes.

Fortunately, she was just a few blocks from home.

“My husband just looked at the car and was like, ‘Oh my gosh! How did this happen?’ And I was like, 'I don’t know. It just fell from the sky,’” she recounted. “The branch, when you look at it, doesn’t look that big. But I guess it must have fallen 75 feet, 50 feet or more. I was only going 25 or 30, if that.”

In the daylight, she could better examine how the limb penetrated the windshield, and how close it came to actually striking her.

Mountain Brook, where the accident happened, is known for its beautiful trees.

The city even has two arborists on staff to help keep tree issues at bay.

Weaver says this wasn’t something arborists could have prevented. “I just want everyone to be aware,” she said.

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