Shropshire

Storm Doris: Shropshire tree fall victim named

The scene Image copyright West Midlands Ambulance Service
Image caption The red Ford Focus, which had two other people inside, was left with a large tree lying across its bonnet

A man who died after the car he was in was hit by a tree during Storm Doris has been named at inquest.

Alan Edward Green, 85, was in a red Ford Focus when high winds brought the tree down in Shropshire on 23 February.

Mr Green, of Craven Arms, Shropshire, was taken to hospital but his condition deteriorated and he died three days later, the hearing was told.

The cause of his death was recorded as chest trauma, heart issues and bronchial pneumonia.

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The inquest heard Mr Green was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle which was travelling north on the A49.

The court heard the car was about a mile north of Church Stretton when a large "ivy covered tree" blew over and hit the car.

The retired decorator was taken to hospital but he died on 26 February.

The hearing was adjourned until 29 June.

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