published Friday, July 6th, 2012

Men injured by fallen tree in East Ridge

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

EAST RIDGE, TN. (WRCB)- A Hamilton County man and his son barely escaped with their lives, when a gigantic tree came crashing down on top of them at an East Ridge home.

The two men had to go to the hospital because of their injuries.

Channel 3 talked with the homeowner's grandsons who were out cleaning up the mess. They say the fast-moving wall of wind that blew through the Tennessee Valley Thursday night caught their grandfather and uncle off guard.

"It's crazy! I just can't believe it crushed the car like that. It's a mess!"

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