Lucky Cookstown motorist escapes serious injury as tree falls on car

A tree fell on a car on the Orritor Road at around 2.15pm
A tree fell on a car on the Orritor Road at around 2.15pm
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A female motorist made a lucky escape this afternoon when a tree collapsed onto her car as she drove along the Orritor Road.

It is understood the large tree crushed the bonnet and front windscreen of her car, after being felled by today’s high winds.

It took a local man and police just an hour to cut up the tree and clear the road

It took a local man and police just an hour to cut up the tree and clear the road

An eyewitness said the tree had completely blocked the road to traffic both ways, after landing right across the road and on top of the car.

One man who lived near by was able to help cut up the tree and remove it, freeing up both the car and traffic.

A police spokesperson said: “Just after 2.15pm on Monday 1 February, police received a report of tree falling on a car on the Orritor Road, Cookstown.

“The windscreen was smashed. It is not believed that anyone was injured in the incident.”

The tree's branches can be seen in the opposite hedge

The tree's branches can be seen in the opposite hedge