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Collapsing tree narrowly misses pedestrians as it falls on road

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The Metropolitan Police said they believe no-one was injured in the incident.

A large tree narrowly missed passing pedestrians when it fell on to a busy road junction in Ealing, west London.

Dashcam footage shows the moment the tree was uprooted on Saturday afternoon, with two people narrowly leaping out of the way as it falls.

“As a person with anxiety I was shocked and scared,” Ms Wolman, 33, told the PA news agency.

“Seeing that couple approaching and the tree falling was so horrific for me. You can hear us swearing (in the video).

“That pair were so lucky… a person who is constantly looking (at their) phone would be killed.”

The tree lies across the junction
The tree lies across the junction (Andrew Thomas/PA)

The Metropolitan Police said they believe no one was injured in the incident.

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Mr Thomas, 41, who works as a health and safety manager, said: “My shock is how the tree got to that state in the first place… when were the checks of it done?

“Surely this is the council’s responsibility to ensure the safety of the public? This case they clearly did not.”

Witnesses described the scene as ‘horrific’ (Joanna Wolman/PA)

The spokeswoman added the tree had since been removed.

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