Storm Damage In Glen Mills - Fox 2 News Headlines

Storm Damage In Glen Mills

Posted: Updated:
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. -

"She was freaking out. I just told her…if there's wires around don't get out of the car."

Quite a scare for Fran Walsh's wife as she drove her van down Spring Valley Road in the Glen Mills area when severe weather rolled through.

"The storm's hitting hard and the wind's blowing leaves."

It sent a gigantic tree crashing down on the van. Just inches away from her head.

"She just happened to stop at the right time. Right when the tree fell onto the car was when she was stopping," said Fran Walsh.

"If the one branch didn't stop or the wires weren't there, the whole weight of the tree would have come right down on the car."

She's OK, but the van? Not so much.

"Big heavy branches here, pushed in here. Dent on the top," described Walsh.

Getting it out from under the tree was a challenge too.

"We had to get a guy with a chainsaw to cut a few branches…8 guys with a rope to help pull it out."

Emergency responders blocked off the area, preventing several people from getting to their homes.

"We said, 'Well we live here.'"

"'Well you can't get in. There's live wires, there's trees.'" 

Eventually they were let in, and Walsh got the van running again. He was thankful his wife was not hurt.

"Pray for my wife and family's health every day and safety so yeah…Thank God."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    1 Person Killed in Bethel Township Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:03:33 GMT
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
    1 person was killed in an accident in Bethel Township, Delaware County on Monday evening.Initial reports indicate that a vehicle may have hit a tree and overturned. It happened on the 3300 block of Foulk Road around 8:30pm.Foulk Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash scene.Stay with Fox 29 News for updates.
  • Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:23:09 GMT
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices