somewhere close to 20 years ago, after a hurricane took power out all over our area, my partner and his dad decided to remove a tree that was in the front yard. power was out. i arrived on an unrelated mission as they were cutting, and recall commenting that their planned fall zone didn't match what the tree was planning. they proceeded anyway.
power wire (dead) was attached to the house. tree and power wire met, power wire was abruptly removed from the house. i should also comment that the power wire was fed from a pole on the other side of the street, a fairly busy 50mph road.
at this moment, a US postal truck was motoring down the road. the power wire dropped to the road in front of him, he passed over it, and then the wire wrapped itself around the rear axle.
looked like a fighter jet landing on an aircraft carrier!
man was that dude surprised. once it stopped and rolled backward a few feet, we of course went to see how he was. no injuries, no apparent damage to the post office jeep.
very lucky that day.