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Motorist Killed After Tree Falls on Car During Storm Henk's 80mph Winds

7 months ago

A devastating scene unfolded on a road in Gloucestershire on Tuesday afternoon as Storm Henk's high winds and heavy rain brought tragedy. A large tree, uprooted by the fierce 80mph gales, toppled onto a passing car, killing the driver instantly.

Emergency services rushed to the site on the A433 Tetbury Road near the A429 junction at around 3:15 pm, where they found the driver pinned under the massive fallen oak. Despite their best efforts, the man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim, from the Bath area, was believed to be driving home from work when the accident occurred. Police have informed his next of kin and the coroner. His name is being withheld until family members can be notified.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud crack before seeing the tree come crashing down onto the road right as the man's silver sedan approached.

The driver had no time to react or brake before the full weight of the dense, mature oak smashed onto the front of his car, crushing the hood and front seats.


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