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Couple Nearly Crushed When Huge Tree Falls on Their Parked Car

Couple nearly crushed when huge tree falls on their parked car.

A husband and wife were trapped in a car in their Canby, Oregon driveway after a tree fell on the vehicle and "flattened it like a pancake" Sunday, firefighters said.

The couple had just pulled into the driveway of their family home when the tree came down on them.  They were able to crawl out the driver's side window and firefighters also arrived to help.

The man and woman were taken to Oregon Health and Science University with minor injuries and later released.  The husband, who had been driving, suffered a fractured shoulder.  More specific details about his wife's injuries were not released.

"When they came out everybody was standing up and everybody looked good," said Bernie VanHouten, a parent of one of the victims. 

"They must of have a bright light shining down on them because if you look at the passenger compartment, especially the driver's compartment, there's about a space of about two loaves of bread in there," said Chief Troy Buzalsky with the Canby Fire District.

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