Parked Car Totaled When Negligent City Crew Cuts Down Hazardous Tree

 Friday, August 9, 2019


A young woman’s week got off to a rough start when a city of Huntington crew cut down a tree that subsequently landed on her parked car.

Billy Tatum says he was on his porch Monday morning playing cards and watching the crew work on cutting down the old tree next to Central City Elementary School along Washington Avenue.

Tatum says neighbors have been making requests for years trying to get the tree brought down.

He says a few weeks ago during a storm, a limb was blown off the tree onto the windshield of a parked truck.

Tatum says he watched in disbelief Monday as the tree was cut down and landed on a parked vehicle, totaling it.