Only in Boulder Moment #123276.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 21, 2009
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From the Only in Boulder files: a tree falls and smashes two…light green hybrid Toyota Priuses, which just happen to be driving along one after the other. But was the wood from the beautiful old tree reclaimed, and made into furniture?

Excerpt from The Daily Camera, Boulder’s paper of record:

BOULDER, Colo. — Diana Barnett was driving on Broadway Monday afternoon with her 18-year-old daughter in the passenger’s seat, when she felt a blast of wind, saw a blur of green and heard a “big crash.”

Downed by the wind, a 75-year-old maple tree had pierced the windshield of Barnett’s Toyota Prius, going all the way into the car’s floorboard. Barnett went to Boulder Community Hospital with back pain, while her daughter wasn’t injured.

“It was just so huge and sudden,” said Barnett, of Boulder, who was treated and released from the hospital. “My daughter and I were just in shock. It was really God’s blessing that we were OK.”

A second car — also a light-green Toyota Prius — was hit by the tree, too, but it sustained only minor damage and its driver escaped injury.

Barnett said she’s often told her husband that “you can’t throw a stick in Boulder without hitting a Prius.”

“Today, it got two of them,” she said.

For the rest, go to The Daily Camera article.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Only in Boulder Moment #123276.”

  1. alex says:

    Sadly, not all trees could take out all the Priuses…

  2. yogadarla says:

    sometimes even the maples in Boulder get tired of all that self-righteous tree hugging.