Mother and son unhurt after tree lands on car in Hurst

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The tree landed on top of the car but Ms O'Reilly managed to move it out from underneath it

A woman and her teenage son escaped unhurt after a tree was blown over and landed on their car.

Jayne O'Reilly had stopped at the roadside in Hurst to report phone cables that had been brought down by the windy weather.

The cables lay across Lodge Road on the outskirts of the village.

As they sat in the car waiting for the emergency services a gust of wind brought a tree down, its branches hitting the back of the car.

She said: "I felt it hit the back of the car so I moved quite quickly. I didn't see it, I just heard it.

"I think it was more scary for my son who was also in the car.

"I think with my luck today though I should go out and buy a lottery ticket."

Ms O'Reilly's son, Sam Wells, said: "We had to move the car really quickly. It was quite a shock. We just didn't expect it really."

Local tree contractors arrived shortly afterwards and helped the emergency services cut up the fallen tree so the road could be reopened to traffic.

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