Tree Fall Narrowly Misses Car on Uxbridge Road
Incident stopped traffic on the busy road just after midnight
Motorists and road users on the Uxbridge Road in Ealing town centre had a lucky escape in the night (4 September) after a tree crashed down, missing a car by inches.
It happened close to the fire station shortly after midnight and was witnessed by Tanu Kurien who posted the images on twitter.
It's not known what caused the fall but it's raised concerns regarding the safety of other trees following the long hot summer.
An Ealing council spokesperson said: ''This appears to have fallen from private land, so we can’t comment on why it might have fallen. All our street trees are regularly inspected on a 3-yearly cycle to ensure they are healthy, structurally safe and not causing a legal nuisance.''
5th September 2018