Video shows Hermes lorry completely crushed by huge tree following Storm Dudley

This is the moment a Hermes truck was crushed by a tree due to the strong winds caused by Storm Dudley. The driver of the lorry suffered no injuries but was ‘extremely shaken’ Hermes say. The video was taken on New Road in Radcliffe on Wednesday night (January 15) as Storm Dudley caused chaos in the region with high winds.

: Storm Eunice LIVE: Met Office issues red weather warning Video shows the lorry parked up on New Road with the large tree going straight through the carriage and it’s branches sprawled across the road. In the video, the resident who came out to the scene say they didn’t hear the tree falling onto the lorry but describe the incident as a ‘shocker’.

A spokesperson for Hermes said: “We can can confirm that our driver is not injured but was understandably extremely shaken.” Yesterday, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning as Storm Dudley battered the region with heavy winds on Wednesday evening. According to the Met Office the region is to expect even more bad weather and have issued the highest level of alert for Storm Eunice, stating that there could be a “danger to life” as a result of extremely strong winds.

In a Met Office daily forecast video, meteorologist Alex Deakin has warned people in the affected areas to brace for ‘heavy rain and ever-strengthening winds’.

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