Storm Arwen: Third person crushed to death by tree amid weather chaos
Storm Arwen continues to batter the UK
Storm Arwen has claimed its third life after a tree fell on a man's car on the B977 in Aberdeenshire on Friday evening.
Three people have been killed by falling trees knocked down by the indomitable Storm Arwen currently battering much of the UK. Most recently, a 35-year-old driver was crushed by a falling tree at around 5.45 pm on November 26, bringing the death count to three.
Shortly after Police arrived at the crash scene, their own police van was almost crushed by another falling tree. No officers were injured at the crash site near Hatton-of-Fintray, Aberdeenshire.
Police Scotland confirmed that the unnamed driver was "Fatally injured when a vehicle was struck by a falling tree".
They also confirmed that he died at the scene just before 6 pm.
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Yesterday, headteacher and father of four Francis Logan was also killed by a falling tree in Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Last night, the second man, who is also yet to be named, was killed by another tree in Ambleside, Cumbria.
A Cumbria Constabulary statement read: "Police and partner agencies are in attendance to a serious incident on Vicarage Road, Ambleside.
"The incident involved a tree falling on to a man. Police were called to the scene at 11pm yesterday.
"Emergency services including Fire, Search and Rescue, Ambulance and Police attended the scene.
"The man who was from Lancaster sadly died at the scene.
"Police and partner agencies are attending the scene as the tree remains dangerous and the public is asked to avoid the area until the tree has been made safe."
This comes amid general weather-related chaos across the UK. Reports of Plummeting temperatures, colossal waves, and blackouts across the nation have been breaking ground all day.
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