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Man trapped in car with baby during Revere tornado

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REVERE, Mass. (WHDH) - Carmen Colella’s daughter is just an infant, but along with her dad and his fiancee she has already survived an EF2 tornado.

As Colella was driving his car down Broadway in Revere Monday a tornado descended on the same street and ended up right over the car.

“That's when everything hit. I started to see all the paper and debris picking up and then the rocks and heavier stuff,” he said.

What happened next could have changed his life forever.

“Next thing I know I had a 15-inch piece of wood with nails sticking out of the end, it flew through the back window. Six inches away from hitting my baby and she would have never been able to survive that.”

Colella’s fiancee immediately jumped into the backseat and covered the baby’s face with her hands only to discover they were both cut up from shards of glass.

“Just seeing baby blanket with blood all over it gives me chills talking about it. It was a very scary experience,” Colella said.

Colella said he feels lucky, protected and blessed that his family, especially his newborn daughter, is OK.

“It still feels surreal to me, I think about it and I'm like ‘wow.’”

The baby girl is going to be OK. Remarkably she was one of only two people hurt during the storm.
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