Man dies after tree fell on car during Storm Doris

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Image caption The red Ford Focus, which had two other people inside, was left with a large tree lying across its bonnet

An elderly man has become another victim to die as a result of Storm Doris after the car he was in was crushed by a tree.

High winds brought the tree down on the car in Shropshire, on Thursday morning.

The man, a front seat passenger aged in his 80s, was critically injured on the A49, just north of Church Stretton and died in hospital on Sunday.

Another victim, Tahnie Martin, 29, was killed in Wolverhampton when hit by a large piece of wooden roofing.

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There were two more people in the car struck by the tree in Shropshire.

The dead man's wife had been a back seat passenger but was uninjured. The driver, 75, was taken to hospital to be checked over.

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Image caption Tahnie Martin was killed in Wolverhampton when she was hit by a large piece of wooden roofing

Ms Martin, from Stafford, was passing Starbucks coffee shop in Dudley Street when she was struck. She had been with colleagues from the University of Wolverhampton at the time.

West Midlands Police said it was working with Wolverhampton City Council and the Health and Safety Executive to establish which building the roofing came from.

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Image caption Tahnie Martin was hit by debris near Starbucks in Wolverhampton city centre

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them.

A number of people were injured as winds of up to 94mph were recorded across the UK on Thursday.

  • A woman in her 60s was seriously injured when she was hit by a car-port roof in Stoke-on-Trent
  • In London, a man was found with suspected head injuries in Victoria Street after police were alerted to reports of "debris falling from the roof of a building"
  • In Merseyside, a man in his 60s suffered back and pelvic injuries when a tree fell in Crosby, North West Ambulance Service said.

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