• Woman critical after tree crushes car

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    DECATUR, Ga. - A woman is in critical condition after a large tree collapsed on her car as she drove through a Decatur neighborhood.

    Clifton Road was shut down as crews tried to clean up the 90-year-old pine tree that fell across the road Wednesday morning. Channel 2's Richard Elliot spoke to a witness who was there seconds after the crash. 

    Police said the female victim was driving north on Clifton Road near the Emory University campus when the tree suddenly toppled over and crashed on top of her.
    One neighbor woke up when he heard the commotion.

    “I woke up this morning, and I heard a woman screaming and screaming and screaming, and she didn't stop. And this man said, ‘Calm down. Calm down,’ and he asked her to shut off the car,” Ardent Hollingsworth told Elliot.

    Holingsworth said man, an Emory University employee, kept the woman calm until firefighters cut her out of her car.

    She is in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, according to police.

    Georgia Power crews were also in the area to repair fallen power lines. About 300 home lost electricity.

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