Tree Limb Impales Ben Lomond Family's Dodge Caliber, Misses Girl's Head By Inches | NBC Bay Area

Tree Limb Impales Ben Lomond Family's Dodge Caliber, Misses Girl's Head By Inches

Liz Bustamantez says she was driving her kids to school Friday morning when a large redwood was knocked down by strong winds and one of its limbs impaled her Dodge Caliber. Robert Handa reports. (Published Friday, Feb. 6, 2015)

Liz Bustamantez says she was driving her kids to school Friday morning when a large redwood was knocked down by strong winds and one of its limbs impaled her Dodge Caliber.

The Ben Lomond resident snapped a photo after the tree limb rammed itself through the passenger-side windshield, piercing all the way through the back seat.

The toppled tree not only caused an area-wide power outage, but came within inches of crushing the family and impaling Bustamantez’s daughter Vanessa, who was sitting in the passenger seat.

"Vanessa said she felt something go through her hair,” Bustamantez said, “and now that I'm looking at it, How lucky was that? This could easily have gone right through her head.”

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