PHOTOS: Huge tree falls on Daytona Beach home, nearly misses sleeping woman inside
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A large oak tree fell onto a house in Daytona Beach on Tuesday morning, and nearly fell on top of a woman who was apparently sleeping nearby, firefighters said, adding that the woman rolled out of the way with seconds to spare.
Video and photos from the scene show the tree smashed through the roof of the home on Fulton Street.
Huge tree falls on 102-year-old home in Daytona Beach, and nearly missed sleeping woman inside, officials said
Firefighters said the woman inside was laying in bed when the tree came crashing through the roof. She had to roll off the bed and onto the floor to avoid being crushed by the tree by just seconds.
She was trapped until firefighters arrived. Officials said she had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
FOX35 spoke to family members who rushed to the home after the incident. Edgar Riddick said his grandma Katie Speed is in good spirits.
Riddick said his mom also lives in the home with Speed but was at the grocery store when the tree fell. "God is good. Once again, his grace and mercy spared her," he said.
Shantell Adkins lives next door. He called the hospital to check on Speed, known as "Momma K."
"I know she was good because I could hear her in the background. She was momma K," he said.
Riddick said Speed will be staying with family members for the time being.
Daytona Beach firefighters said the 102-year-old home is a total loss.
Drone footage shows the damage done to the 102-year-old home