Tree falls onto car on I-15 in Escondido

Posted at 7:39 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 11:44:31-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - A large tree fell onto a car that was traveling on Interstate 15 in Escondido Monday morning, but the driver was not injured in the incident.

The driver told 10News he was on southbound I-15 near El Norte Parkway when the eucalyptus tree suddenly came down onto his car just before 6:30 a.m.

The car was badly damaged, but the driver was able to walk away without any injuries.

The fallen tree and crash backed up traffic for several miles until crews were able to move the tree and vehicle off the freeway lanes.