Scary moment with tree falling onto car
Well the morning started just like any other woke up got my coffee and went for an early morning jog. I noticed in the distance that the clouds were kind of gathering together and they look like a storm is coming.
Didn’t pay no attention to it you know I live in Texas and storms is just a part of living in this area of the country. So I got my regular 4 miles in like always headed back home to be showered took off to work though that I know that that day would be a data remember for the rest of my life. On the road to work I encountered a traffic jam on 35 it’s an interstate here in Dallas little that I know that moments later I would be fighting for my life.
I look to the right as it started to pour down rain and the winds picked up in such a fashion that they started to knock trees down next to me. As I looked in the distance I saw a funnel cloud would look to be a massive tornado on the freeway. Oh my God A freaking tornado! I’ve never seen one in my life I was completely paralyzed with fear as the adrenaline started to run through my veins. I realize that I was in deep trouble and I need to do something and do something fast. I couldn’t go anywhere I was blocked in by many different cars it was a massive traffic jam. I did with anybody else would do in that situation.
I completely froze and started praying to God because I felt that my last days on moments on this earth were here and at hand. I realize that I need to act fast if something was going to happen or something was going to change to save my life. I ran out of my car and I ran under the underpass holding onto whatever I could find. I held onto a beam of concrete that’s the only thing I could do I took my belt off and wrap it around there around my hands and I pray that that would be enough to hold me in place is a tornado would sleep over me.
Apparently I was not the only one that was in shock that I was involved in the situation there was 12 of the people there were there trying to grab onto the same pole at the same time we look like ants trying trying to take sugar back into the end. As I looked off in the distance may be about 100 feet from me this massive ball of debris full of all types of metals and screws and pieces of trees and anything you could imagine was swollen around in their exiting golf a couple of cars in front of mine completely destroying them oh God I think those people died.
I held on for dear life as I started to sweat in the a lot to God to save me from this thing and I promise I would never send again ha ha sounds funny now but at the time honestly I was crapping my pants. For some reason I don’t understand what happened was it the tornado took a left turn and completely missed this not hitting the car my car or hidden any of the people that were underneath the bridge. This is the moment where I get down on my knees and I think God that I wasn’t struck by that debris ball that was coming I was for sure that would be cut to pieces by the pieces of plywood and metal they were involved in there and I know for a fact that the actual storm came from the north.
The only thing I wanted to do at that point was get back in my vehicle and drive as fast as I could back to my house to safety to a safe zone to a place that I feel comfort refuge from this massive storm and from this ugly situation it almost took my life.
Was at this point that I gather up the courage to be a will to drive again I was trembling all over like a diabetic in dire need of sugar. I might’ve finally made it back to the house when I did I parked my car in a nice safe spot where I always do underneath the tree. As soon as I get inside I hear a big war outside thunder and lightning and it seems like Armageddon was at my front door and the angels of death were knocking out it with a sledgehammer.
I realize I better take safety now because I I guess the tornado followed me home. I run into the closest closet and I wait there on my hands and knees with a mattress on top of me waiting for this massive storm that I just missed on the freeway but the same storm is now in my neighborhood it seem that there was no end in sight. I lost hope I started crying I started sweating and I started the mumble I couldn’t even say my words right.
I tried my best to remain calm but honestly I stunk up the closet of crap because it feels like I I think I cheated in my pants. As the storm passed I realize that it caused lots of damage right outside my house as I look towards my car of freaking nasty Tree fell completely on top of my vehicle I just bought it just two months ago and oh my God here it was completely damage from the severe storm that just hit. I didn’t hesitate at all I called my insurance agent and they immediately send out a tree service to help out with the damages within minutes they cut the tree down making me feel so good inside was the manager of this tree service by helping me cope with all the drama I have been through that day I felt like a soldier with post dramatic syndrome from the Gulf War!
When I was sitting down in my livingroom though that they started off with complete destruction I made it through the day and my vehicle was not badly damage thank God for this tree service they came to my house came to my rescue and completely removed all the limbs from keeping it from completely damaging.