Passengers rescued from car after tree traps them

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Two people were pulled from their car after a tree fell on the vehicle Thursday afternoon.

The tree fell on the car along Chappell Road near Blyss Avenue in northwest Atlanta. The two people in the car were trapped for about two hour because power lines were knocked down by the tree.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene as rescue crews pulled the passenger from the vehicle and place him on a backboard.

The woman, who said her name was Jacqueline Lumpkin, was behind the wheel at the time.

“The tree hit us, but I knew we would be rescued. My brother was driving and he was hurt,” Lumpkin said.

Lumpkin's brother was pulled from the car and strapped to a stretcher. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Fire officials said the brother and sister were lucky their injuries weren't worse.

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City officials were able to eventually free their vehicle from the tangle of branches using a bulldozer to pull it out from under the tree. Workers then stated to trim the tree up branch by branch.

FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist David Chandley said that the soggy week of weather mixed with the sustained winds of as high as 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph is the likely cause of the tree’s downing. A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Georgia Power crews worked well into the evening to restore power in the immediate area.