A close call was captured on camera after a U.S. Postal truck knocked over a tree which missed a man by inches in Center City over the weekend.
Jeremy Thompson, who recorded the incident, told NBC10 the tree was knocked over Saturday on the 2100 block of Locust Street. The video shows the truck backing up into the tree which falls over and almost hits a man walking by. The man escaped injury however and continued to walk down the sidewalk.
“It literally just snapped,” Thompson said. “It was like a twig. It was like a matchstick. I mean thank God no one got hurt.”
Thompson also theorized on why the tree was so weak and toppled over so easily.
“The amount of dogs in the city, especially in this neighborhood, doing their business on the trees,” Thompson said.
The U.S. Postal service is currently investigating the incident.