Mom, daughter barely missed as tree limb smashes car in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – It was a close call when a  huge tree limb smashed onto a car in Springfield, Mass. Thursday morning.

Police said a massive branch fell from a tree and struck the front engine of a car driven by a young mother who was traveling south on Roosevelt Avenue with her 2-year-old daughter.

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“They are both very lucky to be alive,” said Sgt. John Delaney on Facebook.

Both were shaken up and brought to a local hospital for observation, according to police.

Another car traveling north was also struck but didn’t sustain as much damage.