Cars hit by trees during high winds

By Emily Pearce

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 

Cars hit by trees during high winds

A car hit by a tree in Hyde Road, Shanklin this morning.Picture by Jennifer Burton.

STRONG winds have brought down trees around the Isle of Wight this morning, with one hitting parked cars in Shanklin.

David and Lesley Ord, both 52, of Hyde Road, were woken at 5.30am to the sound of branches crashing onto their two cars, a Mitsubishi Shogun and Ford Mondeo.

Mr Ord said: "There was an almighty crack that woke us up and we looked outside to see this tree had fallen on our cars.

"It was a huge shock, we were shaking for about half an hour.

"The Shogun came off worse, with a dented bonnet and roof, but the Mondeo isn’t too badly damaged.

"We are waiting for the council to come and clear the tree off the cars."

Trees were also brought down in Yaverland Road, Shanklin, Main Road, Havenstreet, Victoria Road, Freshwater and Cowleaze Hill, Bonchurch, but have been cleared by police and the Isle of Wight Council's highways team.

Bad weather has also led to cross-Solent travel disruption.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by David Payne

25th April 2012, at 21:53:32

Yes, it DOES matter, if, like me, you like to build up a picture of the scene. A 92-year-old spinster or a 22-year-old student would not be your typical Shogun owner. For good measure, I also want to know the age of the tree and even its girth, height, age and species.

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by Marilyn Legg Legg

25th April 2012, at 11:39:55

Mike, you read my mind! I was reading the article out to my husband & when I reached that part I said 'Why do we need to know what age they are?'

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by Mike Crowe

25th April 2012, at 10:12:57

Can somebody please explain to me what the importance is of their ages?

Does it matter if they are 22, 32, 92?

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