Driver has ‘very lucky escape’ after tree branch smashes through windscreen

This picture shows a driver’s “very lucky escape” – after a tree branch smashed through their windscreen. Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Tuesday (May 14).

Sussex Police said that no one was in the front passenger seat and the driver was unharmed following the incident on the A283 between Dacre Gardens and Shoreham. It is thought a lorry on the other side of the road struck the branch, which broke it off and sent it towards the Volkswagen.

Sussex Roads Police said on X, formerly Twitter[1]: “The driver of this vehicle had a very lucky escape this afternoon on the A283 between Dacre Gardens and Shoreham.

“A high-sided HGV has struck a branch which has detached and struck the car. If you witnessed or have dash cam please contact Sussex Police quoting CAD 904 14/5/24.”

A later posted added: “Luckily there was no front seat passenger and the driver was not injured.”


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