Driver injured after tree falls on car in Irmo
IRMO, S.C. (WIS) - The family of the woman injured during the tree fall in Irmo is asking for help from the community.
A GoFundMe has been started to assist with Jessie Jeffcoat’s surgery and recovery. The family says she has a broken neck, jaw, and fractures in her thoracic area and a permanent rod has been placed into her neck.
Jeffcoat is also undergoing surgery to repair her jaw, which will result in it being wired shut.
Windy conditions in Irmo caused a tree to fall on a moving vehicle on Piney Grove Road.
Irmo fire officials say a large pine tree fell on the car, crushing the roof and trapping the driver. The vehicle continued down Piney Grove and came to rest in a yard against another tree.
Irmo Fire crews had to cut the driver out of the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to officials.
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