Large Tree Falls On Car Carrying Family In Wilmette, Illinois

A large tree fell on a car in Wilmette on Friday morning, injuring two people.

The car, carrying a family of six, was traveling on 16th Street, heading north at approximately 10:55 a.m, when the accident happened near Wilmette Avenue.

The car, a Ford Freestyle, was crushed, and the Wilmette Fire Department had to extricate one person from the vehicle.

News accounts vary as to how many of the family members were taken to hospitals.

Windy conditions are thought to be the reason for the tree to fall.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources, including the November 23 NBC Chicago story titled “Uprooted Tree Traps Family, Crushes SUV in Wilmette” as well as the November 23 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch titled “Falling Tree Hits Car Carrying Family Of Six, Two Injured.”


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