Virginia-Highland resident Mike Maloof was standing in his bedroom Sunday morning when he heard a loud crash outside his home off Briarcliff Road.
“I knew it was a tree falling,” Maloof told Patch Sunday.
A massive oak tree fell in his front yard around 8:45 Sunday morning, crushing his 2007 Nissan Maxima. The tree also took down a power line, along with phone and cable lines, he said.
The tree brushed against his other car, a 2010 Nissan Murano, he said, but no one was injured. Damage to the SUV was minimal, but Maloof said he thinks the Maxima is totaled.
This is the second tree that fell in the Maloof’s yard in the past few years, he said.
Although most of the Maloof’s property lies in unincorporated DeKalb County, he said Atlanta Fire Rescue, DeKalb Fire Rescue and Atlanta police helped out throughout the day to make sure the power lines were secured and pedestrians avoided the live lines on the ground.
Georgia Power restored the power to the house this afternoon, and Maloof said he hopes to get insurance adjusters out to the house as soon as possible to assess the damage to the car.