Tree Falls on Home, Smashes Vehicle in Marina Del Rey - NBC Southern California

Tree Falls on Home, Smashes Vehicle in Marina Del Rey



    Downed Tree Smashes SUV, Home

    A large tree fell in a Marina Del Rey neighborhood, smashing an SUV and damaging a home. Some neighbors said the tree was at least 60 years old. Jacob Rascon reports for The NBC4 News at Noon on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Published Thursday, March 13, 2014)

    A giant pine tree damaged a home and smashed an SUV when it fell over in a Marina Del Rey neighborhood Wednesday night

    Six firefighters responded to the downed tree in the 4100 block of South Alla Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    Neighbors said the tree is at least 60 years old and that it began leaning shortly after a magnitude 3.1 earthquake hit the area on Friday.

    "I thought it was an earthquake," said Chris Taylor, the owner of the damaged home and vehicle. “It’s a little upsetting when I see that. It was my uncle’s and I loved this car.”

    Taylor said his neighbors told him that they watched as the tree came down on his home and vehicle.

    “Apparently our neighbors had watched it for like, 5-10 minutes just slowly fall down,” Taylor said.

    No injuries were reported in the incident.

    Building and Safety inspectors were called to the scene to assess whether or not the home could be lived in, but they had not shown up by noon on Thursday.  

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