Winds down tree onto 2 parked cars in Sunset Park

Gusty winds downed a tree onto two parked cars in Sunset Park Sunday

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2021, 9:35 AM

Updated 1,211 days ago

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Gusty winds downed a tree onto two parked cars in Sunset Park Sunday.
Emergency crews were called to the scene on 62nd Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues at around 8 p.m. Doris Velis, whose car was crushed, says she’s just happy that no one was inside the vehicle at the time.
“All of a sudden, I thought the garbage cans were rolling down the driveway. It was loud - really loud,” Velis says. “I realized it wasn’t the garbage cans.”
The FDNY says it responded, made sure no one was hurt and notified the Parks Department, which will be in charge of removing the tree.
News 12 is told nobody was hurt.
The Parks Department arrived to the scene to remove the tree at 9 a.m. Monday.
Neighbor Alice Nunes says she has been complaining about trees for eight years and that branches have been falling on cars when its windy. The Parks Department tells News 12 the tree was inspected in September 2020.


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