Large tree in South Park Gardens crashes down and blocks Trinity Road in Wimbledon
Heavy winds overnight uprooted a tree which fell into a residential road and on to a woman's car.
The large tree fell from South Park Gardens in Trinity Road, Wimbledon, at about 2.30am today.
A resident, who did not want to be named, said he was awoken by a large thundering noise and called the police immediately.
He said: "We've had concerns about that tree for some time because it clearly had quite narrow roots."
The tree was removed by 10.30am. Picture: Councillor Krystal Miller (Trinity ward)
The blue car the tree fell on is understood to be owned by a woman who lives opposite the park in Trinity Road.
It comes after a week of heavy rainfall across south-west London and Surrey, accompanied by gale force winds last night of up to 70mph.
The tree blocked Trinity Road at the junction with Dudley Road
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