A large tree fell on five cars in Golden Gate Park, injuring two
A large eucalyptus tree fell in Golden Gate Park along southbound Crossover Road in San Francisco, California, on Monday afternoon, January 15, 2024, striking five cars. (Karl Mundon/Bay Area News Group)
SAN FRANCISCO — Two people were injured Monday afternoon when a large eucalyptus tree fell and damaged five cars in Golden Gate Park, fire officials said.
The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. at Crossover Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Drive.
The San Francisco Fire Department said in a social media post that 11 passengers were evaluated and declared “safe.” Two suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
All lanes of 19th Street, which turns into Crossover Drive, were closed after the crash. As of 7:55 p.m., northbound 19th Street was open, but southbound 19th Street between Crossover Drive and Lincoln Way was still closed.
City arborists were working with firefighters to remove the tree so cars could be towed, according to fire officials. Four cars were damaged in the southbound direction of Crossover Drive and one vehicle was damaged in the northbound direction.
We are making progress in removing the tree and five damaged cars. @RecParkSF Arboriculture experts work in cooperation with #Social Fund for Development To remove the tree from cars so it can be towed.
As of 6:45 p.m., SB 19TH AVE between Cross Over and Lincoln remains closed. Note 19… https://t.co/MRM0BQAwXl pic.twitter.com/x8NVCq9jAf
-San Francisco Fire Department Media (SFFDPIO) January 16, 2024
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