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Elderly Man Thankful He's Alive After Car Crushed by Trees
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Elderly Man Thankful He's Alive After Car Crushed by Trees

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Severe weather turned scary for a man who was trying to wait out Monday afternoon's storms.

Jerry Felos was sitting in his vehicle, parked near Joyful Life Ministries in the 1000 block of Arlington Road when he was nearly crushed. 

The 85-year-old pulled over to stay safe during the pounding rains that accompanies the storms.

"Well, I pulled off the road because of the heavy rain, and all of a sudden I heard a bang.  Next thing I know, this tree fell on me.  Thank God it didn't hurt me. It got close to my head.  It completely messed up the car."

Two oak trees fell on top of Felos' car, landing just five or six inches from his head. If those trees weren't scary enough, there were also power lines running directly over the Cadillac.

"I didn't even think about the wires.  I just did the best thing.  I said, 'I'm gonna sit right here.  I'm not moving until somebody comes.' And that's what I did."

The elderly gentleman was lucky to be alive.

"Just wanna say that the Lord was with me and thank goodness I'm still here."

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