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The story of the Unlucky Car


Watch out for gum trees in windy weather

Just after 6am this morning (05/06/2012), Chelsea SES was dispatched to a tree down on a Vehicle and blocking the road in Aspendale Gardens.


The damage to the Toyaota Hilux could have been much worse


A lucky escape


On arrival at the Nurten Parade address, members found a large gum tree branch had split away from the main trunk and fallen onto a car parked next to it and had blocked the entire road. The car was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and stood no chance against the large branch.


Chelsea volunteer members quickly got into action clearing the tree from the roadway and carefully removing the branch from the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was unaware of what had happened until a neighbour knocked on his door just before 6am and told him that the tree was down and that it was on his car. Luckily, the damage to the vehicle was minimal. The moral behind this story is; if possible, don’t park next to trees, especially gum trees as they have a nasty habit of falling down when the wind picks up. Later in the morning members attended a tree branch onto a house in Waterways.


As the morning went on, it became apparent that areas in Gippsland had been affected far worse than in metropolitan Melbourne and a request for assistance from Traralgon saw members Ron, Allan Crompton and Nikolay being deployed to the area for 3 days so we wish them all the best and know that as always they will represent the Chelsea unit fantastically. Good luck guys and stay safe.

Last Updated (Sunday, 05 May 2013 21:44)