Scary Near Miss Caught On Camera As Tree Topples On To Road

Scary Near Miss Caught On Camera As Tree Topples On To Road

Nature isn’t always kind.

You come to realise this when you’re gently cruising along a busy A-road and are suddenly confronted by a falling tree.

Two drivers had a lucky escape when a tree struck the tarmac on a 50mph road in Chatham, Kent, on Sunday.

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The nerve-racking moment was caught on dashcam by driving instructor Geoff Watkins, 33, while he was travelling with his five-month-pregnant wife Katie, 34, in his Toyota Yaris.

Hitting the clutch and brake just in time, Watkins came to a tyre-squealing halt, narrowly avoiding the fallen tree.

It looks as though the Corsa, driven by a chap in his 20s, took the brunt of things, with the bumper ripped from the vehicle, while the Yaris suffered some minor damage.

Watkins was reported as saying: ‘It’s the first time I’ve had a tree fall in front of me.’

Well, we guess there’s a first time for everything. We’re just glad that nobody was hurt.

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