Driver narrowly escapes death in tree collapse

Driver narrowly escapes death in tree collapse

High winds have caused a tree to collapse narrowly missing a car in Formby.

A pine tree at the junction of Old Town Lane and Piercefield road collapsed after the trunk snapped in high winds caused by Storm Callum.

The tree narrowly missed hitting a black Mercedes SLK.

Photo by Scott Harrison

Fire crews have closed off the road while the tree is cut down and they are warning people to avoid Formby woods for the next few hours.