Category Archives: Natural Disaster

Tree falls onto two vehicles, traps and injures one Wednesday night

On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, at 11:09 pm, the Turlock Fire Department, Turlock Police Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported rescue at Broadway Park, 501 N Broadway, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a large tree that had fallen onto two vehicles, a gray Volvo sedan and a gray GMC SUV.

Both vehicles were parked on the side of the road. The gray Volvo sedan had one occupant who suffered minor injuries but refused to be transported to the hospital. He was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire personnel. The gray GMC SUV had two occupants, both of which were uninjured.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

The tree weighed an estimated four thousand pounds. City crews responded to clean up the mess it caused. They were on scene for several hours.

High winds at the time are the suspected culprits that caused the tree to fall.