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After You See This Picture You'll Be Amazed That Anyone Survived

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"...I thought I was dead."

Aaron Rice had just seen the tree, blown over by high winds, begin to fall when he hit the breaks. Even still, his car was crushed. (Image source: KING-TV video screenshot)

When you see the accident a Seattle man was in over the weekend involving a falling tree, you'll likely be surprised he even survived. He did.

aaron rice mustang tree Aaron Rice had just seen the tree, blown over by high winds, begin to fall when he hit the breaks. Even still, his car was crushed. (Image source: KING-TV video screenshot)

Aaron Rice, a 48 year old, came away from this accident with only a broken sternum, fractured back and head injury, according to KING-TV.

But it was a "close call, really close," Rice told the local news station. He saw the massive tree falling while he was driving near the Seattle suburb of Monroe. He had just slammed on the breaks when it hit.

aaron rice mustang tree Rice was freed from the totaled car Saturday with a few injuries. (Image source: KING-TV video screenshot)

The Ford Mustang, a convertible, offered little protection from the tree.

"I just said I was dead, that's what I thought, I thought I was dead," Rice said.

Rice was trapped in his car until Washington State Patrol and firefighters freed him.

Watch KING-TV's report:

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