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Driver escapes unhurt after 70ft tree falls on his van

A driver has made a miraculous escape after a 70ft tree crashed into his windscreen in Manchester. Credit: GMFRS

A driver has made a miraculous escape after a 70ft tree crashed into his windscreen in Manchester.

The driver, who just suffered cuts and bruises, had already escaped the van before firefighters arrived at the scene in Longsight this morning.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “He was very lucky to escape with just cuts and bruises.

"We are expecting high winds throughout the day and are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads.”

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