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Driver narrowly escapes massive tree falling on car in midtown

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MIDTOWN EAST, Manhattan — A driver escaped nearly unharmed when a massive tree fell on his car while he was driving in midtown.

The driver was on E. 51st Street between Second and Third avenues when the tree fell on his car around 12 p.m. The tree slammed on the windshield of the white Jeep, blocking the road.

FDNY responded to the scene and proceeded to cut the tree to clear the road.

The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.