A large tree and power lines fell on a vehicle in southwest Atlanta, trapping its driver.
Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue
Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue

Driver rescued after large tree, power lines fall on vehicle in SW Atlanta

Firefighters were able to rescue a man who was trapped inside his vehicle after a tree and power lines fell in southwest Atlanta.

The incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Avon Avenue and Lee Street, Atlanta Fire Rescue said in a tweet.


Fire Sgt. Cortez Stafford told AJC.com that Georgia Power was called to shut off electricity to the area so firefighters could begin to cut off tree limbs.

More than two dozen firefighters were at the scene, according to Channel 2 Action News. About 800 homes were without power during the incident.


Authorities said the man was injured, but he was able to communicate with first responders at the scene. Channel 2 reported that the driver was freed from the van and loaded into an ambulance just after 7:30 p.m.

After the man was freed from the van, crews began cleaning up the remnants of the tree, according to Channel 2. 

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