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Falling tree crushes car on Battle Point Drive

A Honda fit was mangled by a falling tree on Battle Point Drive Tuesday afternoon. The driver was transported to Harrison Hospital as a precaution.  - Courtesy Robert Dashiell
A Honda fit was mangled by a falling tree on Battle Point Drive Tuesday afternoon. The driver was transported to Harrison Hospital as a precaution.
— image credit: Courtesy Robert Dashiell

A large fir tree fell on a Honda Fit being driven on Battle Point Drive Tuesday evening, mangling the rear half of the vehicle.

The Honda's driver, an 18-year-old woman, was transported to Harrison Hospital as a precaution, according to Bainbridge Fire Department Operations Chief Luke Carpenter. There were no passengers.

The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m.

Carpenter said that heavy rain and gusting winds likely uprooted the fir tree. According to a witness, the tree was about 130-feet long.

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