Snapped tree spears roof, lands right between couple in bed


SPOKANE, Wash. — Emergency crews on Wednesday morning rescued a woman trapped inside a partially collapsed house on Spokane’s South Hill.

Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the house on 63rd Ave was hit by a fallen tree.

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The tree broke off at the top and speared between a husband and wife who were in their bedroom.

The woman was pinned and had to be extricated. She was taken to the hospital for what was described as a crush injury and is expected to survive.

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The woman’s son said she suffered an injury to her arm. The family is grateful that she is OK because it could have been much worse.