My miracle escape from falling tree

A WOMAN told of her “miracle” escape today after a large tree came crashing down just feet from the car she was in.Marta Mozdzen was stuck in the car with her partner Paul Holton in severe traffic when severe gales brought the tree down in Princes Street, Ipswich.

A WOMAN told of her “miracle” escape today after a large tree came crashing down just feet from the car she was in.

Marta Mozdzen was stuck in the car with her partner Paul Holton in severe traffic when severe gales brought the tree down in Princes Street, Ipswich.

“My partner was taking me to work so we drove down Princes Street,” the 27-year-old from Bramford Road, Ipswich, said.

“We stopped in the road next to the tree. I heard the crack and I looked left and the tree came falling down.

“I shouted 'Paul, Paul, drive, drive'.

“If anyone was on the path they would have got killed.”

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The tree fell on to the pavement near the Drum and Monkey pub during the morning rush hour yesterday as a severe storm battered the region.

Police received more than 80 emergency calls as the storms lashed Suffolk. Suffolk police had 25 calls about trees which blew over or were blocking or partially blocking roads.

Arborists from Ipswich council were called in to remove the fallen tree in Princes Street.

Ms Mozdzen, an assistant at an architecture firm in Fore Street, recalled: “We heard a crash, I've looked out the window and saw a tree falling down on us. We could not run away because there was another car in front of us.

“I think someone is looking over us because only a miracle has saved us.

“I was in shock. I stopped breathing for a while.”

Another motorist had a lucky escape when a tree came down in Playford Road, Ipswich - an incident captured by Evening Star reader Lee Mundy.

Did you have a lucky escape during the storms? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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