ATLANTA - A man driving to work early Thursday morning became an unsuspecting victim after a tree fell on the hood of his truck pinning him inside.
Atlanta Fire-Rescue crews responded to Lawton St. and Sells Ave in SW Atlanta around 2:45 a.m. and worked for about 10 minutes to get the 55-year-old man out of his crushed vehicle.
Battalion Chief Sean Johnson said the driver was able to call 911. He suffered minor to moderate injuries and was taken to Grady hospital.
Chief Johnson said given the recent rains and high winds from storms that brought 3 confirmed tornadoes to Metro Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, trees toppling over is not uncommon.
"The tree were planted some 50 years ago between the sidewalk and the actual roadway. Those roots have to go somewhere at some point. So when the roots extend out, we have these type of wind conditions they just topple over at some point.
The tree also fell on power lines. Georgia Power crews were on scene making repairs.