Bury St Edmunds: Motorist caught in tree-falling mayhem


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A motorist had a lucky escape as four trees came tumbling down around him in a matter of minutes.

Julian Evans was driving along the A134 in Sicklesmere, near Bury St Edmunds, at around 2.30pm when the gusty winds began toppling trees on the side of the road.

After some lucky escapes and slamming on his brakes to avoid one of the trees, which tumbled just metres in front of his car, Mr Evans could not escape the mayhem as a gust of wind blew a large branch onto his roof before it bounced back up again.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it. That’s four times on one piece of road - that doesn’t happen very often. I was going to take a picture on my iPhone, but then I thought actually, I’m getting out of here.

“They’re not substantial trees, but you’d certainly know about them if they hit you. I don’t think they would have crushed any cars but they certainly would have trapped anyone inside if it came down on top of the car.

“Lots of trees are damaged from the last storm and I think these winds finished them off. It didn’t seem dangerously windy.”