Felled tree lands on biker

Trunk in charge

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Submitted by MF on Mon, 14/11/2011 - 11:27

A CONNECTICUT man had a lucky escape yesterday when a felled tree landed on top of him as he was riding his bike. Miraculously, Jim Nassetta escaped injury but his classic Moto Guzzi did not fare so well.

Nassetta was on his way home to feed his dog when the tree came down on him. The tree was being felled by an inexperienced resident when the guide-rope broke, landing it in the middle of the road, on top of Nassetta instead of in the home-owner's yard.

'It fell right in front of me,' he said. 'I tried to get around it and it collapsed around me. I went over the handlebars, and a power line was hanging right by my head. At this point, I feel pretty good other than the fact that it was an unrestored vintage motorcycle that's now trash'.

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