Couple Killed Near Charleston As Oak Tree Falls On Truck

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Charleston County deputies say a couple driving on a lonely road have been killed after an oak tree fell on their truck. Full Story
drunkbynoon

Charlotte, NC

#1 Apr 16, 2008
that is just sad...bless their hearts
Columbia Grandmother

United States

#2 Apr 16, 2008
This is truly an unfortunate freak accident. My sympathy to the family.

Accidents like these could be avoided IF some of these older oak trees were allowed to be cut down. If is actually illegal to cut down an oak tree in Charleston without a permit. There are restrictions regarding the cicumference of the trees. If it is so big (I don't know the exact #s) and you cut it down without a permit, you will be fined.
So there are a lot of huge oaks along the roadsides (i.e. hwy 61, River Road, Maybank Hightway) that really should come down for safety reasons.
I know these are labeled "scenic highways" but how does "scenic" come before safety?
lori

Newberry, SC

#3 Apr 16, 2008
How sad. My heart goes out to their family.
Kemar

Florence, SC

#4 Apr 16, 2008
dang
carolina

United States

#5 Apr 16, 2008
this is so sad.. what is up with all of these trees falling and killing people?
Doug from the creek

Goose Creek, SC

#6 Apr 16, 2008
Defintely a freak accident but no less heartbreaking.

I understand the road wasnt the heaviest driven and for a tree to fall just at that time even made it more freakier.

Maybe so. news said it might have been the wind, but there was more to it than just the wind blowing over that heavy oak.

“Prayer Is Power”

Since: Dec 06

Faith-Not-Religion

#7 Apr 16, 2008
Prayers for comfort, peace, and strength for the family and friends.

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#8 Apr 16, 2008
Damm what are the odds? Such a shame.
phil

Alviso, CA

#9 Apr 16, 2008
Damm what are the odds? Such a shame.

Deciding factor = GOD, he needed them home.
lori

Newberry, SC

#10 Apr 16, 2008
Maybe what god really wanted was the tree...the couple might simply have been in the way?
GLC1957

Columbia, SC

#11 Apr 16, 2008
My sympathy to the family & friends of this couple. So sad.
StraightToThe Point

Columbia, SC

#12 Apr 16, 2008
Unreal! How sad is that! Thoughts and prayers for sure...
Ben Dover

Redmond, WA

#13 Apr 16, 2008
Doug from the creek wrote:
Defintely a freak accident but no less heartbreaking.
I understand the road wasnt the heaviest driven and for a tree to fall just at that time even made it more freakier.
Maybe so. news said it might have been the wind, but there was more to it than just the wind blowing over that heavy oak.
It's a conspiracy.
George Bush caused it to happen.
Cookie

Columbia, SC

#14 Apr 16, 2008
AHHH!! So sad. I know this makes it "doubly" hard on the family...but...at least, they went together. Condolences to family and friends.
old salt dog

Columbia, SC

#15 Apr 16, 2008
theres going to be a shout that will wake the dead, we better be ready to go.
lori

Newberry, SC

#16 Apr 16, 2008
Too bad that shout wasn't "TIMBER!"
Cookie

Columbia, SC

#17 Apr 16, 2008
lori wrote:
Too bad that shout wasn't "TIMBER!"
Two people are DEAD. Tell your "jokes" elsewhere, please.
lori

Newberry, SC

#18 Apr 17, 2008
Cookie wrote:
<quoted text>Two people are DEAD. Tell your "jokes" elsewhere, please.
It wasn't intended as a joke. If god's going to make a noise, shout, whatever, it would have been nice to have warned these people...or am I wrong?
Take *your* cold hearted judgement elsewhere, please. No joke.
Sandy

Orangeburg, SC

#19 Apr 17, 2008
God must have needed his two angels and he came and got them. My heart goes out to their families.

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