Woman hopes to be discharged from hospital soon after tree falls onto car

A road near Wherstead has been closed after a tree fell on a car during Storm Eunice.

A woman remains in hospital with a serious arm injury after a tree fell onto a car near Ipswich - Credit: ARCHANT

A woman who suffered a serious arm injury after a tree fell onto a car in Ipswich during Storm Eunice hopes to be discharged from hospital soon. 

Emergency services, including three fire crews along with several police vehicles and ambulances, were called to the incident in Freston Hill, along from the Strand at Wherstead just before 4pm on Friday, February 18. 

One person, a passenger, was trapped in the car after a tree came down on it during high winds.

The driver managed to get out of the vehicle without help.

The passenger was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

It was originally thought that the passenger - a woman - had suffered a possible life-changing arm injury. 

However, a spokesman for Suffolk police has since confirmed that the woman "hopes to be discharged from hospital in a couple of days".