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EXCLUSIVE: Close Call For Couple After Tree Limb Crashes Through Truck’s Windshield

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By Ileana Diaz

WAYNE, Pa., (CBS) — A close call for a local couple, after a tree limb crashes through their windshield of their truck.

CBS 3’s Ileana Diaz has the exclusive story from Wayne, Delaware County.

That close call happened here at this intersection on Banbury WAy and Lancaster Avenue.  It was a frightening moment for the passenger and the driver and it is one moment that many other drivers are experiencing.

“I was just thanking God that I was alive,” Luanne Lunger said.

Luanne Lunger and her husband just left this Wawa on Banbury Way and stopped here at a red light Wednesday morning.

“Sitting there a tree limb fell on our truck, it went right through the windshield and it pierced the console right between the two of us,” she said.

It happened too fast to react. Luanne was sitting in the passenger seat and her husband in the driver’s seat and both walked away without a scratch.

“It puts your life in perspective a little bit when we see something like that. I think that we were very lucky,” she said.

She says she didn’t realize how lucky she was until she saw this photo.

“I think it was calmer in the morning because it didn’t really hit you right away.  And it wasn’t until I actually saw the pictures that everything just sunk in and really showed me how close it really was,” she said.

Luanne hasn’t been the only victim of trees ripping through windshields and sun roofs.  This collision shop has seen 27 similar cases and more cars keep showing up.  Luanne says there is nothing you can do about it.

“My husband kept saying just make sure to look out for things as we’re going and you do, but then you are sitting there and it just happens out of the blue, you don’t even really see it,” she said.

Hopefully we won’t be seeing many more of these cases. As we look at these trees there is some good news tonight.  We are seeing less of the snow and ice on these trees and that is because all of that has melted.

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