Tree topples over, damages 3 cars in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A Pompano Beach woman has been left with three damaged cars after a large tree toppled over in Pompano Beach.

Yashica Woods-Scott said she heard a crashing sound outside her home in the area Southwest Second Place and Fourth Avenue, just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

She went outside and found a massive ficus tree on top of three cars.

“We heard a loud boom,” Woods-Scott said. “When I looked out the window, that’s when I saw the tree branch on top of my black truck.”

In pictures taken right after it happened, the tree could be seen toppled over her Ford Expedition and blue Saturn sedan.

7News cameras captured tree limbs still stuck inside the blue Saturn sedan.

The likely-totaled vehicle belongs to Woods-Scott’s daughter, Cee-Cee Scott, who said she had to take a taxi to work on Friday.

“The windows are busted out,” Scott said. “The front end’s busted out. The whole roof of the car is dent in. It’s the car I go to work in the morning, school in the afternoon, pick my sister up, drop her off. That’s my mode of transportation. She’s my baby.”

Woods-Scott said she moved into the home just a week ago. She believes strong winds, which are forecast to continue through the weekend, may have caused the tree to fall over.

Her landlord has brought workers out to the scene to cut apart the tree.

The Expedition has since been removed from the area and crews are now working to remove the branches from the sedan.

Woods-Scott is a single mother who works as a teacher and said this is the last thing she needed to happen at the moment.

She added that the property owner is not offering to help.

“I didn’t crash my cars,” Woods-Scott said. “I didn’t do any of that. Why should I have to pay to have this be done? That’s your property. I’ve only been here six days. Last night was my sixth night in the apartment, so apparently that tree was going to fall eventually, so I just want my car replaced, and I would like to know who is going to cover me for not going into work today, which I think is a fair hit.”

She’s hoping the insurance company for the property management company can help with the unexpected bills she now has to deal with.

7News spoke to the family who owns the property, but they did not comment.

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