Wednesday 11th January 2017 – 12.30pm – Murray MacGregor.
A driver has had an incredibly fortunate escape after surviving a branch from a fallen tree punching through his windscreen and striking his head!
It happened on a country road in the Staffordshire Moorlands at about 7.40am this morning.
An ambulance was sent to Back Lane in Warslow after the collision.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “A large tree had come down in the strong winds affecting the area.
“The driver, a 40 year old man, told the crew that the tree had come down onto his car and one of the branches had gone through his windscreen.
“Fortunately, he had been driving at an appropriate speed and was able to stop rapidly but not before the branch struck his face. Despite the incident, the man was able to go to a nearby house to seek help.
“Astonishingly, he had suffered no serious injuries other than a bloodied nose and some swelling.
“It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have happened if he’d even been going only slightly faster.”