A 12-year-old boy says he thought he was going to die when a tree came crashing down on him during Wednesday night's storm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
"In the hospital, I was scared," said Dustin Frost on Thursday afternoon.
He's OK, but he has quite a story and will even have a scar to go with it.
"They numbed it and started stapling," Frost said, showing his gash.
He was hanging out with his buddy outside Wednesday night when a heavy rain storm came rolling through.
"So we started running and we heard a crack," said Frost. "We looked behind us, and that's when the tree fell."
They say it happened so fast, they couldn't get out of the way.
"It was just really shocking," he said.
The boys got up and ran home. By the time they got there, Frost says his head was pounding.
"I heard my oldest son screaming, 'Mom, mom, mom, get out here,'" said Dustin's mom, Bobbiejo Frost. "I ran to the kitchen and there was blood everywhere."
A woman who happened to be driving by the boy and his panicked mother rushed them to the hospital.
"I was scared I wouldn't be able to run or walk again," Dustin Frost told necn.
But instead, he escaped with 11 staples, a scratch on his foot and one heck of a survival story.
"He's got a lot of uncles and a grandmother up there looking down on him," said Bobbiejo Frost.
The tree that came down, neighbors say, was taller than the ones next to it.
Fire officials say a lot of the trees in this neighborhood are old and this one just couldn't withstand the strong winds Wednesday night.