A man escaped injury after his car crashed into a tree in an Etobicoke park Sunday afternoon.
Yasmin Messina-Perez said her husband, Jose Ruiz, ran into Mary Curtis Park saying a tree had fallen while he was in the car. The park is located at 2 Forty Second St. near Lakeshore Road East.
Messina-Perez, who is eight months pregnant, said she was in class when she got the phone call. She takes classes on how to sell insurance.
“It’s pretty crazy. It’s honest,” Messina-Perez said Sunday at the park. “I’m glad nothing drastic happened because it would have been so unnecessary at this point.”
Ruiz said in Spanish that he got into the car to drive away when he heard a loud noise and a tree fell on top of the vehicle. He was able to get out unharmed.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Toronto on Sunday with the possibility of strong winds and heavy rain. The storm brought rain and hail to the park and scattered debris from trees. Small broken branches are scattered throughout the park.
The warning ended just before 3:30 p.m
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