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Two hurt as tree topples across car in Shropshire

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image captionThe two men were taken to hospital with chest and neck injuries

Two men have been injured when a tree fell on their car as high winds hit Shropshire.

The car was travelling along the A49 in Church Stretton at about 09:30 GMT when the tree toppled onto the bonnet of the car and the rest of the road.

An 80-year-old man, a front seat passenger, was taken to hospital with a cut to his neck and chest pains. His wife, sat in the back, was unhurt.

The 75-year-old driver was also taken to hospital with neck and chest pains.

Latest on Storm Doris disruption in Shropshire

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image captionThe tree fell on the car and across the road
image copyrightWest Midlands Ambulance Service
image captionThe incident happened at about 09:30 GMT

The storm is causing major travel disruption around the UK, with severe weather warnings in place for some of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands,

More than 4,000 homes are currently without power in Shropshire and the high winds have also grounded the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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