MORAGA (CBS SF) — A large cypress tree fell across Highway 13 in Oakland Saturday afternoon, blocking three lanes and trapping a car underneath.
The nearly 200-foot tree fell across Highway 13 just south of Highway 24.
A car was trapped underneath the tree, but the CHP said no one was injured.
“We had to break some branches and, miraculously, there were no injuries. The driver is truly blessed,” said Ofc. Daniel Ramirez Meza.
The driver was checked at the scene for injuries, then taken to a BART station, as he requested.
Crews got the tree cleared off the road around 6:30 p.m. and reopened all lanes of Highway 13.