Tree fall drama

Wellingborough, Morrisons, entry slip road to car park - storm force winds bring down tree on top of car - Morrisons member of staff taken to hospital in shock   'Thursday, 05 January 2012
Wellingborough, Morrisons, entry slip road to car park - storm force winds bring down tree on top of car - Morrisons member of staff taken to hospital in shock 'Thursday, 05 January 2012
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A woman is in hospital after a tree fell on the car she was driving during the strong winds which have battered the county.

The Morrisons employee was on her way to work at the Wellingorough store at about 9am yesterday when the tree fell on her moving car in the supermarket’s car park.

Emergency workers got her out of the vehicle and she was taken to Kettering General Hospital for treatment.

Speaking at the scene of the incident, Sgt Paul Goosey said: “The lady was going to work at Morrisons and the tree fell on her car.”

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance crew transported the patient to Kettering General Hospital and at that time the patient was reported to have neck pain.”

Tina Croft, 46, of Wellingborough, was shopping at the store at the time. She said: “It was pretty shocking. It was just a normal day, you don’t expect something like that to happen when you’re just going to work or to do the shopping. It was awful and I hope the lady is OK. I think they should cut down some of the trees.”

Morrisons store deputy general manager Evette Ainley said: “Everyone at the store was very concerned to hear about the incident. She’s a popular member of the team and we all wish her a speedy recovery.”