Woman Narrowly Escapes Getting Hit by Boulder in Her Bedroom

January 28, 2010 - 2:40 PM
Emergency officials say a boulder about the size of a compact car crashed into an apartment in eastern Tennessee, barely missing a woman sleeping in her bedroom.
Rogersville, Tenn. (AP) - Emergency officials say a boulder about the size of a compact car crashed into an apartment in eastern Tennessee, barely missing a woman sleeping in her bedroom.
 
Fire Chief David Jackson in Rogersville says 75-year-old Elizabeth Allred was lucky that the 10-foot-wide boulder didn't hit her bed straight on. Instead, it crashed nearby and the imploding wall sent her hospital bed rolling across the room. She was at home recovering from a broken hip when it happened Monday morning. Allred told Jackson it felt like a train crashed into her room.
 
Jackson said the boulder broke loose from a bank above the dwelling during recent rains.
 
The Kingsport Times-News reported that Allred was listed in good condition at a hospital on Tuesday.