• Tree falls on house, 1 person taken to hospital

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    A tree fell on a South Memphis home around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

    A tree collapsed on a home located on the 1400 block of Ethlyn Avenue and sent one of the home's residents to the hospital.

    Adrienne Rimmer said the tree trapped her and her boyfriend.

    "Everything just fell down on us," Rimmer said. 'I'm thinking...I am not gonna get up out of there."

    The tree slammed into the back of their home and crashed onto Rimmer and her boyfriend's bed.


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    Rimmer told FOX13 the branches pinned her and her boyfriend to the bed, dirt filled their eyes and leaves covered the room.

    Rimmer said her and her boyfriend knew they had to fight to get free.

    "We got out the back window and we crawled and walked on the tree branch," Rimmer said.

    Rimmer told FOX13 her and her boyfriend got out of the home and Rimmer's panic set in when she saw the home's damage.

    "I was screaming and saying, "Oh, I got to get to the kids,'" Rimmer said.

    A 7-year-old, a 3-year-old and another woman were also in the home, but they were not injured by the tree, only Rimmer's boyfriend was.

    "He kept saying, 'I can't see, I can't see,'" Rimmer said. "He was rushed to the hospital. His eye is swollen shut and he has scratches on his face and arm, but he is expected to be ok."

    Rimmer told FOX13 she is glad eveyone is still alive.

    "We're too lucky. I just thank God that we are here," Rimmer said.

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