WATCH: Tree almost hits moving car in metro Atlanta during Irma

WATCH: Tree almost hits moving car in metro Atlanta during Irma

  • Story Highlights
  • Dashcam video captures the moment Monday in Spalding County.

Tropical Storm Irma knocked down hundreds of trees and produced a multitude of traffic problems in Georgia.

And one very memorable one was caught on video — the one involving April Baxter on Monday afternoon in Spalding County, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Baxter said she was traveling on Ga. 92 to her sister-in-law’s house to meet her husband and stay for the night.

"We live in a mobile home,” she said, “so I was trying to get to safety."

And in an instant, it happened.

“(The tree) started falling and I just closed my eyes and hit the brakes,” she said. “I closed my eyes and the airbags popped. It was all so fast, very fast.”

The event was captured on dashcam video by Michael Hand, who was driving behind Baxter.

Baxter sustained a seat belt burn, a strained shoulder muscle from holding the steering wheel so tight, and a hurt knee, Channel 2 reported.

She recalled thinking when she saw the tree start to fall, “I thought, ‘This is the end. I'm done,’” she said.

Know what’s really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC’s crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

Weather and Traffic