SAN FRANCISCO – Two individuals had been injured Monday afternoon when a big eucalyptus tree fell and hit 5 automobiles in Golden Gate Park, in accordance with hearth officers.
The incident occurred simply earlier than 4 p.m. on Crossover Drive close to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
The tree fell throughout Crossover Drive and hit 5 automobiles, together with a Tesla, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.
Firefighters evaluated a complete of 11 individuals and declared them “secure,” the San Francisco Hearth Division mentioned in a social media publish. Two of them suffered accidents, which weren’t thought-about life-threatening.
Metropolis arborists had been working with firefighters to take away the tree so the automobiles may very well be towed, in accordance with hearth officers. 4 automobiles within the southbound route of Crossover Drive had been broken and one automobile within the northbound route was broken.
All lanes of nineteenth Avenue, which turns into Crossover Drive, had been initially closed following the incident. As of seven:55 p.m., northbound nineteenth Avenue was open, however southbound nineteenth Avenue between Crossover Drive and Lincoln Means remained blocked.
We’re making progress in eradicating the tree and the affected 5 automobiles. @RecParkSF arborists are working in collaboration with #SFFD to take away the tree from the automobiles to allow them to be towed.
As of 6:45 PM, SB 19TH AVE between Cross Over and Lincoln stays closed. NB 19TH… https://t.co/MRM0BQAwXl pic.twitter.com/x8NVCq9jAf
— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) January 16, 2024
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