Couple trapped when tree falls on car in Canby

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CANBY, Ore. – A couple was trapped in a car when a large tree fell on it Sunday afternoon in Canby, firefighters said.

It happened near 950 NE 34th Place at around 2:45 p.m.

The 100-foot tall tree fell onto two vehicles, according to Canby Fire Division Chief Troy Buzalsky.

A husband and wife were trapped inside a Hyundai Sonata. The tree fell on the car seconds after they parked, witnesses said.

Firefighters rescued the couple from the crushed car by pulling them out of the passenger side window. They were taken to OHSU in Portland.

Witnesses said their injuries did not appear to be serious.

Neighbors who spoke with KATU News said the trees sway in strong winds, and they felt a few strong gusts Sunday.

The tree also damaged a van owned by the same couple.