Rough winds blowing in from the northeast at more than 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service, caused a tree to topple onto a student’s car Monday afternoon in the B3 parking lot.
Kristyn Bockman, 23, senior communications major, was pulling up to a stop sign when a tree fell down onto the roof of her white Audi.
Bockman was on exiting the parking lot heading towards the Darby Avenue exit when the incident occurred.
“I was just like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ There’s a tree on my car,” Bockman said. “I just stayed there and someone else pulled over and helped me call the police over.”
Employees from the Physical Plant Management Facility Services cut away at the branches that were forced down by high winds. Campus police was soon on scene and directed traffic away from the incident.
The car sustained minor damages including a dent and several scratches on the roof. However, it was still in driving condition.
This story was co-written with Bianca Santillan