Lucky couple miraculously escape with just bruises after 30 foot tree crushes car
A lucky couple miraculously escaped with just bruises after a 30 foot tall tree crushed their car.
Amazingly Kirran Jones and Gavin Davies avoided suffering major injuries after a fir tree crashed on to their Jaguar.
The charmed couple from Halesowen, West Mids, were their way back from a spontaneous visit to Tenby, Pembrokeshire, when they heard a cracking sound.
Gavin, 34, was driving at the time and braked immediately when he heard the sound.
Fortunately, the car’s safety system prevented the pair being covered in shattered glass as the hulking trunk smashed onto the vehicle’s bonnet.
A relieved Kirran, 33, said: “We are both incredibly grateful to be alive.
“We are so very fortunate because lots of people have had trees fall on their cars who have not been as lucky as us.
“We have been getting flashbacks, which is understandable, but it was a miracle that we are still here.”
The fortunate pair were returning home when disaster struck as they travelled along the A438 through the Welsh village of Clyro.
Kirran, a teacher, said the X-Type’s airbags had worked, while a ‘curtain’ had come down across her side of the car to prevent her being hit by shards of glass from the windscreen.
She said although the bonnet had crumpled, the design of the 2007 X-type meant the main body of the car stayed intact, enabling the couple to escape.
Kirran said: “I was completely in shock – I had no idea what was going on.
“I kept saying ‘Oh my God’.
“I was just hysterical, but Gavin stayed calm and got me out of the car and I sat down on the bank.”
She praised the help received from passers-by, including the female driver of a Euro Car Parts van who provided her with first aid assistance and kept her warm by helping her into the van.
She also received help from a villager who had been working on a farm and gave her blankets to keep her warm.
Kirran was taken to Hereford County Hospital where she was treated for bruises to her arms and chest, while Gavin was unscathed.