Trapped woman rescued after huge tree crushes her car during Storm Malik

A woman has been rescued after being trapped in her car when it was crushed by a huge falling tree during Storm Malik.

Emergency services were called to the incident in Dunham Road, Altrincham, at about 11.55am today (January 29).

Firefighters cut the woman free from the wreckage before giving her first aid.

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She then received treatment for her injuries from paramedics.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Dramatic images captured the damage to the woman’s black Peugeot.



Firefighters were called to the scene this morning

Eyewitnesses said the road was closed for several hours while emergency services responded to the incident.

Greater Manchester has been battered by strong winds during Storm Malik today.

A yellow warning of wind is in place for the region from 6pm on Sunday until midday on Monday.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 11.55am today (29 January 2022), two fire engines from Altrincham and Sale and two technical response units from Leigh and Ashton-under-Lyne attended a road traffic collision on Dunham Road, Altrincham.

“The collision involved a large tree, which had fallen on the roof of a car. Firefighters rescued one woman using cutting gear and specialist equipment.

“First aid was administered by a fire service trauma technician before the woman was transferred to the care of North West Ambulance Service.

Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour.

“Strong winds will persist throughout the afternoon, so we advise people to check local weather warnings and to plan journeys accordingly.”

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