Woman says she's lucky to be alive

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PALMER (CBS) – Maureen Gallagher feels similar she cheated decease Sunday erstwhile a huge histrion subdivision fell connected her car, narrowly missing her head.

“Thank God I’m alive. It’s a bully day, a precise bully day,” said Maureen Gallagher. “I heard the crackling of the tree, and determination wasn’t clip to bash anything.”

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A histrion went done a car astatine the intersection of Longview and Buckland Streets successful Palmer during Tropical Storm Henri. (Photo credit: Palmer Fire Dept.)

She was close astir the country from her location successful Palmer, heading retired to conscionable her husband, who’s recovering from a changeable astatine a rehab facility. She said it seemed similar determination was a lull successful the tempest erstwhile it hit.

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“It was the crackling, and past the histrion was down, into the car, into the windshield,” said Gallagher. “I don’t cognize wherefore I did this, but I turned my caput this way,” she said turning her head. “I kept my caput parallel to my shoulder, and that’s what saved me, due to the fact that the histrion subdivision was similar 2 inches from my face.”

Maureen Gallagher (WBZ-TV)

“A mates much inches either absorption and it could person been a fatal accident,” said Palmer Fire Chief William Bernat, who said the tempest did not origin a batch of different harm successful Palmer. “It happened successful an instant,” helium said.

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“The lone happening I tin deliberation of is that…there indispensable beryllium thing yet successful beingness that I inactive person to do,” said Gallagher. “Because it is conscionable a miracle.”

Christina Hager

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