Limb from 300-year-old tree falls on car

A limb from a 300-year-old tree in Lakeland fell on top of a car heading down a street Friday, police said.
 
 About 7:30 a.m., the limb fell on a 2014 Dodge Challenger driven by Karen Barron, who was northbound on Success Avenue approaching Lake Morton Drive.
 
The limb was about 12 inches in diameter and fell from a 300-year-old tree known as Lover's Tree.
 
In addition to a car, the limb also damaged a brick wall.
 
Barron did not appear to be injured, but she was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center to be checked as a precaution.
 
City officials checked the tree and found no signs of decay or damage in the limb, and said there was no way to predict it was going to fall.
 

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