Woodside woman uninjured when oak hits car


A woman narrowly escaped serious injury or death in Portola Valley Tuesday when a large oak tree fell onto the car she was driving, Woodside Fire District Battalion Chief Don Romero reported.

The Portola Valley woman was driving down Old La Honda Road around 7:45 a.m. when an oak tree fell on the hood and rear of her Honda sport utility vehicle, Romero said.

The woman, in her mid-40s, managed to get out of the vehicle on her own and did not suffer any injuries, Romero said. The damage to her Honda was minimal.

"She was quite fortunate," he said.

He said heavy wind and rain contributed to the tree's fall.

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