Woman's lucky escape after tree falls 'smack bang' on top of car in Yorkshire

A woman reportedly had a lucky escape after a tree fell directly onto her car as she drove down a rural Yorkshire road.

A tree fell on top of a woman's car as she drove on a Sheffield road

Emergency services were called to Main Road in Wharncliffe Side at 11.52am yesterday (July 28) following reports that a tree had fallen onto a moving car.

A video shared to local Facebook group Stocksbridge Community Forum shows how the silver car had crumpled against the toppled tree’s trunk on the northbound side of the road.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the female driver reportedly did not suffer serious injuries.

A witness who saw the aftermath of the crash – who asked not to be named – said: “From what I heard it fell right smack bang on top of her.

“She was okay from what I saw. It’s not the first time trees have come down on that road.”

The road was closed while debris cleared away.