By: Gina Pitisci
Tallahassee, FL - Lisa Walker is still overcome with emotion after a large branch from an oak tree snapped and slammed through her windshield while she was driving home from work Tuesday. She says "I hit my breaks and had no control over my steering because it was in my windshield and I couldn't see anything or where I was going." Walker lost control of her car, crossed the center line on Centerville Road near Roberts Elementary School, and crashed into the embankment on the other side.
She says "it was so fast, bits and pieces come back to me and I can still when I allow myself to think about it, I can hear the limb breaking and see it hitting my windshield again." Victor Lynn and Minister Jenkins, stopped to help her and called 911. They tried kicking out her car window and pulling the door open, but ultimately Lisa had to take her mangled hands off the steering wheel and painfully unlock the door. Walker admits "I was bleeding pretty bad, it soaked my clothes and if they hadn't been there, I don't know what I would have done."
Walker's hands are cut and still badly swollen and she's not sure when she'll feel safe getting behind the wheel again. She says "every time I drove down that road I would look up at the trees and make sure when I stop I'm not under one of them and this is one time when I wasn't looking because I was so relaxed I didn't think about it." The day of the accident, Walker happened to be driving her husband's Lincoln Town Car which may have made all the difference in saving her life. Walker says "had it been my smaller car, I might not have made it and I don't know how I did make it."
Following the accident, Walker says everyone, including the doctors, were amazed that she was able to walk away from the incident. She will go back to the hospital for a re-check on her injuries tomorrow.
Tallahassee, FL - A family friend reports that the victim was treated and released from the hospital with a hurt hand and sore hip.
According to Tallahassee Fire Department
Tallahassee, FL - At approximately 4:15pm, Tallahassee Fire Department, Station 11, responded to an accident on NB Centerville Road in the area of Roberts Elementary School and Montford Middle School.
Upon arriving, TFD learned that a female driver was driving north on Centerville Road when a tree impaled her vehicle.
The tree reportedly fell right in front of her, and she didn’t sustain any threatening injuries, but did have cuts on her hands.
By the time the Fire Department arrived, she was standing outside of the vehicle.