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5 injured when tree falls on car in Queens amid severe storms: police

5 injured when tree falls on car in Queens
Posted at 7:20 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 07:28:49-04

MIDDLE VILLAGE, Queens — Five people were hurt when a large tree fell and hit their vehicle in Queens Thursday night during severe storms, police confirmed.

Authorities said it happened around 8:45 p.m. when the tree fell on the car near the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and Yellowstone Boulevard, right near Middle Village Park.

According to reports on the Citizen App, the passengers might have been trapped in the vehicle, as firefighters reportedly used chainsaws and two Jaws of Life tools to rescue them.

A total of five people were hospitalized. One person had non-life-threatening injuries and the other four had minor injuries, the FDNY said.

No other information about the victims was released by authorities.

Video from the Citizen App showed multiple police units on the scene and the large tree down.