Brooklyn tree trimmed by passing truck; falling limb smashes auto
Traffic was stalled for a time in the 4600 block of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, on Tuesday morning, July 27 â€“ when the limb of a large tree fell on a parked car across the street from "Trackers Northwest", just south of Holgate Boulevard, in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
At 10:09 a.m., a two-officer Portland Police cruiser was dispatched from Central Precinct to provide traffic control.
"I was looking out the window, having my second cup of coffee, and saw a large [box] truck passing under the tree limbs, overhanging the street," a neighbor who lives in the apartment building across the street told THE BEE. "The truck hit it; the limb dislodged, and fell on the hapless vehicle parked below."
Another bystander quipped, as he noticed the Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry workers arriving, "It looks like another case of 'street-tree trimming by truck'."
No injuries were reported in this incident. There certainly was considerable damage to the car.
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