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Tree crushes cars; South Pittsburg says it's not liable

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SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN (Times Free Press) -

When high winds toppled a large tree last month in front of Christ Episcopal Church along Third Street in South Pittsburg, it crushed three cars on its way to the ground.

Terrie Smallwood said two of the cars' owners had comprehensive insurance to cover the damage, but her daughter, Taylor, did not.

At this week's South Pittsburg City Commission meeting, Smallwood asked city leaders to reconsider the town's liability in the matter.

"It totaled her car," Smallwood said. "[My daughter] doesn't have comprehensive [car insurance]. She works a minimum-wage job. That was her only means of transportation."

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