1 injured after tree crashes onto Atlanta home

ATLANTA — Authorities say a person was injured when a tree crashed onto a home in Atlanta Tuesday morning. According to police, the tree fell onto the house on Derry Avenue in southwest Atlanta around 11:15 a.m.

One person inside was slightly injured when the tree fell. Channel 2′s Tom Jones caught up with neighbors after the incident.

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Jonathan Rozier stepped out of his home and saw this huge tree had uprooted and crashed onto his neighbor’s home.

Rozier was concerned about the woman who lives in the home, but a neighbor gave him the good news.

“She had told me that she had talked to her and said that she was fine,” he said.


NewsDrone 2 flew over the house to get a better view of how massive the tree was and how fair it fell. Pieces of it even landed on Talieah Minter-Smith’s home.

“I heard a loud noise on the house and I was like ‘Oh no. What happened?” she said.

She ran out to see about her neighbor.

“I went to go so see if the house was OK and to make sure she was alright, but I couldn’t get to the door.”

Minter-Smith said she noticed the strong winds before the tree came down. When it fell, it brought down power lines. Georgia Power got a crew out quickly to restore power.

A spokesperson told Jones this is severe weather awareness week and crews are ready to respond to severe weather and downed trees like this one.

“Our crews are always prepared to respond,” Allison Gregoire said. “Whether its a storm, whether it’s winter weather or a hurricane.”

Minter-Smith won’t forget the sound of the tree crashing.

“It was loud. you could hear it from downstairs,” she said.