Notts driver who survived tree fall during Storm Bronagh told 'buy lottery ticket'

A lucky driver escaped injury when a huge tree fell on his car in Nottinghamshire during Storm Bronagh.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:27 am
"He is the luckiest person I know."

Watch manager Ray Burton said: "The first thing I did was shake his hand and tell him to get a lottery ticket.

"He is the luckiest person I know."

The driver got out of the car himself but was described as "clearly shaken".

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"He is the luckiest person I know."

The tree is blocking the road in both directions and the fire service said it was likely to be closed until the afternoon.

Mr Burton added: "It's worth noting that this tree is huge and it will take some time."

Storm Bronagh brought down the tree in Nottingham Road, Trowell, at 2am