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A man narrowly avoided death last night after a huge tree fell onto his Mercedes Benz in Beverly Hills.

The man was driving last night at about 8:30 p.m. on Lexington Road near Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills when a huge pine tree uprooted and fell over onto his car. Firefighters were able to rescue the man by cutting off the roof of the car, CBS LA reports. The tree just missed the front two seats, crashing right behind them.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive, according to KTLA. Unless this is Final Destination, in which case things are about to get worse.

Police say it was last night's strong winds that uprooted the tree. There were also numerous power outages in West Hollywood, and some concern about a damaged billboard on Santa Monica Blvd. near Robertson Blvd.