That is the dramatic second a big tree crashed down on high of a queue of site visitors and smashed by the windscreen of a Vary Rover.
A freak 50mph ‘mini twister’ hit Stamford in Lincolnshire on Sunday morning as James Clark, 56, waited in a site visitors jam at 11am.
Footage captured on Liz Cousens’ dashcam digicam confirmed a 30ft (9m) sycamore crash down on site visitors in excessive winds alongside St Paul’s Avenue within the city.
The heavy branches smashed by the windscreen of a Vary Rover and the boot of a Vauxhall Corsa – narrowly lacking each drivers by simply inches.
The footage reveals the tree precariously teetering within the 60mph winds earlier than it will definitely collapses from a backyard within the route of the ready automobiles.
A freak 50mph ‘mini twister’ hit Stamford in Lincolnshire on Sunday morning as James Clark (pictured), 56, waited in a site visitors jam at 11am
Footage captured on Liz Cousens’ dashcam digicam confirmed a 30ft (9m) sycamore crash down on site visitors in excessive winds alongside St Paul’s Avenue within the city
Extremely, nearly all of the tree landed between two automobiles and each drivers have been badly shaken however unhurt other than a number of cuts and bruises.
Mr Clark stated: ‘I may hear twigs on the roof first and someway knew what was going to occur. I lined my head and face with my fingers and the following factor a department was by the windscreen.
‘One minute I used to be listening to Justin Timberlake on Radio 1 and the following factor, this.
‘I used to be fortunate. I used to be shaken up at first however I am OK.’
Mr Clark suffered solely a minor scrape to certainly one of his fingers and his left temple whereas the Corsa driver escaped unhurt following the freak storm.
Ms Cousens captured the terrifying near-miss whereas driving by Stamford with three different relations after travelling down from Stockport, in Higher Manchester,
The heavy branches smashed by the windscreen of a Vary Rover and the boot of a Vauxhall Corsa – narrowly lacking each drivers by simply inches
College campus safety officer Liz stated: ‘On the morning myself, my brother, my niece and her two-year-old daughter have been within the automobile on our option to Stamford to go for brunch.
‘We had commented on how excessively windy it had turn into, as all the leaves on the grass have been blowing in every single place, one thing we hadn’t seen earlier than.
‘We had even stated half method there, ought to we trouble because the climate was so unhealthy.
‘However as I used to be visiting and do not get down as usually as I would really like, we carried on as thought it could be good to spend a while collectively.
‘Subsequent factor we all know this huge tree got here down on the entrance after which one other adopted proper behind us.
‘My niece stated “it is positively hit us” and within the first occasion we have been all apprehensive about my niece’s daughter, Bella, who was in her automobile seat within the again. We froze for a second, then I bought out, checked my automobile, realising it hadn’t induced any injury.
Extremely, nearly all of the tree landed between two automobiles and each drivers have been badly shaken however unhurt other than a number of cuts and bruises
‘I spoke with a woman within the crimson automobile behind who was asking if anyone wanted an ambulance, at this level I wasn’t positive of the severity of the automobiles in entrance.
‘My brother went to examine the 2 automobiles that had been hit, fortunately all occupants have been out of their automobiles and had no extreme accidents, just a few cuts from their windscreens smashing.
‘As soon as I had moved my automobile out of any additional hazard, I assisted the male within the car in entrance which had been hit.
‘Branches off the tree had hit his windscreen and are available by close to his head and missed him by simply a few inches.
‘The car in entrance of him, once more the rear windscreen had been smashed and narrowly missed backseat passengers.
‘They have been all extraordinarily fortunate to come back away with no severe accidents, and the principle bulk of the tree fell in between each automobiles.
‘One other couple of inches both aspect and it may have been a really totally different story, for all of us.
‘Trying on the footage afterwards, we simply can not consider it occurred. All concerned have been extraordinarily fortunate.
‘It actually made us query all the things, what if we had stopped right here, or the motive force did not fail to offer method in entrance. It was very scary and positively an eye fixed opener.’