Man, dog rescued after tree falls through house in Utica

A man in a wheelchair was trapped inside his home after a tree fell through it during severe thunderstorms in Utica Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 2:15 PM
Updated: Jul 13, 2021 3:15 PM

UTICA, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A man in a wheelchair was trapped inside his home after a tree fell through it during severe thunderstorms in Utica Wednesday afternoon.

The tree fell onto the house at 12 Bryant St. in West Utica around 1:30 p.m. 

Keith Hunt // WKTV

Neighbors say they tried to help the man, who was stuck, bent over in his wheelchair when the house was crushed.

"So I went to go out my front door to look and then saw this and then just went running. We're all trying to yank and just keep taling to him because he's literally just bent over in his wheelchair with his face to his lap and had the house on him," said Rebecca Price, who lives in a home nearby.

Emergency crews were called to the scene to help the man and his dog out of the home. Rescue workers were able to get them both out by 2 p.m.

The house next door also suffered significant damage from the fallen tree, but everyone inside was able to get out safely.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2506247

Reported Deaths: 55965
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33129910834
Queens31382710273
Suffolk2383183590
Nassau2136033286
Bronx2067916745
New York1674924632
Westchester1433882338
Erie1054771938
Richmond882931930
Monroe835191180
Orange57192909
Rockland52859779
Onondaga51456755
Dutchess35411497
Albany30510386
Oneida28347582
Broome24121403
Niagara23795397
Saratoga20034197
Ulster17179277
Schenectady16525227
Rensselaer14618167
Putnam1242096
Chautauqua12281172
Oswego11449112
Chemung10740153
St. Lawrence10354124
Steuben9972173
Ontario9244110
Jefferson867574
Cayuga8582107
Sullivan839483
Wayne801884
Cattaraugus7586112
Genesee6904132
Herkimer6671125
Clinton663138
Tompkins646359
Fulton6228102
Madison6092102
Montgomery5865138
Livingston564971
Warren537181
Cortland528479
Tioga501271
Columbia4966111
Chenango463586
Allegany454296
Washington453367
Otsego452654
Greene434286
Wyoming433657
Orleans428087
Franklin417920
Lewis355038
Delaware350747
Seneca271663
Schoharie227221
Essex224531
Yates158827
Schuyler151317
Hamilton4343
Unassigned14424
Out of NY0310
Utica
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 44°
Oneonta
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 37°
Herkimer
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 44°
Old Forge
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 44°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
NEW Game Day Deals each week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve