Coventry & Warwickshire

Teenager hurt by tree falling on car in Warwickshire

A man was seriously injured when a tree landed on top of the car he was in as he travelled along a main road in Warwickshire.

Three men were in the vehicle on the A45 between Stretton-on-Dunsmore and Rugby when the tree fell during strong winds and stormy weather on Wednesday.

The driver and a rear seat passenger, aged in their 40s and 50s, suffered minor injuries.

The 19-year-old front seat passenger sustained face and chest injuries.

He was anaesthetised at the scene and taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said.

She added: "The large tree had fallen onto a car, travelling on the A45, and had smashed the windscreen.

"The driver of the car was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution."

The incident happened at about 18.00 GMT.

The men were injured during storms that caused disruption to trains and roads and also brought down trees on Blythe road in Coleshill, Castle Lane in Maxstoke, Hamms Lane in Lea Marston and on the Tamworth Road in North Warwickshire.

Police said fallen trees were also cleared in Warton and Grendon.

West Midlands Fire Service urged drivers to "take it easy" and "slow down and look out for water and debris".

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