Car hit by falling tree in York

The aftermath of the fallen tree in St Hilda's Mews, Tang Hall. Photographs: Kelly Maughan

These pictures show how a falling tree caused serious problems on a street in Tang Hall, York, earlier today.

The tree, brought down by Storm Ciara, hit a car on St Hilda’s Mews.

It struck a white Nissan Juke, causing damage to its roof and door. The car was being driven at the time. A witness said the driver was shocked but appeared otherwise unhurt, but had to be checked out by medics.

The tree blocked the road for some time but it has now been cleared away and the road is passable again.

Thanks to reader Kelly Maughan for the photos.