From Redditor u/Newbielurker:
So this was during a holiday in the mountains. We had been staying at a place surrounded by big, beautiful redwood trees, and we had decided we'd go to the snow on the second day. Me, my wife and our two kids, aged 2 and 6. The morning was spent traveling from the house to the car, packing things in the boot, and on one trip I heard a thud/crack type noise, like the sound of someone kicking wood. But I didn't see anyone around, so I continued loading the car.
So we're all in the car now, in the driveway, and my wife realises we forgot the sunscreen. She grabbed the house keys, got out of the car, and ran into the house. While she was gone, I just had a thought: "I should move the car back. It's too close to the gate. I should move it back so she can get back in."
It made no sense. She got into and out of the car by herself, so there was enough space. But at the time, I followed the thought, and moved the car back, not very far, less than five meters.
And then shortly after putting the car into park, I saw the big redwood tree, whose trunk at its base was around 150 cm diameter, taller than a two story house, come crashing in front of me. The trunk landed right in front of the car, and a branch landed on top of the bonnet and shattered the windscreen. I got out of the car and saw that the redwood tree had essentially split at ground level. It demolished the neighbours cast iron fence, and cut off power to multiple homes as it fell. And the bulk of the tree trunk landed right at the center of where the car had been, until a few minutes previously parked.
We still check the trees whenever we park now. and I'll recognise that thud/crack noise now if I ever hear it again.