GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wayne George knows he had a close call, but says his survival had nothing to do with luck.
On Tuesday, George and his wife had spent the afternoon watching their granddaughter’s swim meet. Afterwards, he dropped off his wife at their home and he went out to run a quick errand.
He made it to Jefferson Road, less than a mile from his home, “I see a tree falling, a huge tree falling off to my right and it’s in a wooded area. I realize I can’t avoid it,” explains George.
The huge tree came smashing down on the front of his car, just inches from the driver’s seat.
“In an instant, the transformer blew and it was a loud explosion. There was fire on the ground and wires were everywhere and I thought, ‘I’ve got to get out of this car,’” explains George.
George was able to crawl to the passenger’s side and get himself out before crews arrived.
“Just the looks on their faces, I could tell they had felt like they had witnessed a miracle,” says George.
This 64-year-old knows all about miracles. George has been running a youth ministry program in Greensboro for 45 years. “I preach this story a lot. It’s good to be able to live it,” he said.
George isn’t sure why this happened to him, but he knows God was a part of it.
“This has made me think even more there’s something God’s got for me. I’m thankful for that opportunity.”