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A passing truck strikes the limb of a street tree -- which crashes down onto a car parked underneath it

DAVID F. ASHTON - This parked Honda will need some body work and a replacement window, after a limb - knocked off a tree, just south of Holgate, by a passing truck - crashed down onto it. Traffic was stalled for a time in the 4600 block of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, on Tuesday morning, July 27 – 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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