"By grace of God" WA couple uninjured as tree smashes car

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A Bellingham couple survived this close call after a tree fell on their car along Highway 101 near Quilcene. (Photo via: Deborah Bernard)

A 100-foot fir tree obliterated the front of Joseph and Deborah Bernard's Buick as they were driving north on Highway 101 approaching Quilcene, WA, but the couple escaped injury despite the tree's impact on the windshield and roof.

KOMO News reports that the Bellingham, WA couple were returning home after visiting family for the Thanksgiving weekend. But just before 10 a.m. as they approached Quilcene, a 100-foot tall fir tree fell across the road, striking the couple's Buick right on top of the windshield.

"Escaped death by the grace of God and seatbelt," Deborah Bernard told KOMO News. "And the troopers said also the fact that it was a Buick!"

After the adrenaline pumping experience, the Bernards even posed for pictures showing the tree's impact on their car.

According to KOMO meterologist, Scott Sistek, the tree fell in winds of 30-35 miles per hour on Monday.

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