Driver injured after tree falls on car in Irmo

Driver injured after tree falls on car in Irmo
Driver injured after tree falls on car in Irmo(Irmo Fire District (Facebook))
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 8:10 AM EDT
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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.

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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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