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Tree crushes car at apartment complex

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It happened at The Woods at Ridgeway Apartments complex. A huge limb fell Friday night. It happened at The Woods at Ridgeway Apartments complex. A huge limb fell Friday night.
He dropped his insurance with plans to buy a new car and get insurance for that car. He told the apartment manager about the damage. He dropped his insurance with plans to buy a new car and get insurance for that car. He told the apartment manager about the damage.

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man may be left footing the bill after a tree fell and crushed his car.

"It actually totaled my car," said victim Dallas Walls "Totaled my windshield ... Took out two rear view mirrors, dented the roof."

It happened at The Woods at Ridgeway Apartments complex. A huge limb fell Friday night.

"It was like an avalanche type of sound ... And you actually heard it hit the cars," said Walls.

The car's windshield is about to fall in. The frame is bent. He says two other cars were also under the tree, but they did not have as much damage.

"I just paid it off," said Walls.

He dropped his insurance with plans to buy a new car and get insurance for that car. He told the apartment manager about the damage.

The apartment manager said the matter had been turned over to the insurance company. She was unclear about what would happen. She also kicked Action News 5 crews off the property.

If Dallas Walls had comprehensive auto insurance the damage would be paid for.

Experts say if the tree falling was "an act of God" it is quite possible the apartment complex is not liable. But there could be the issue of whether the apartment complex was at fault if the tree is rotten.

Walls could also sue.

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