A woman was almost struck by a falling tree near Centre Court Shopping centre last weekend. 

Abeer Matar, 45, from The Downs, says she was nearly 'smashed' by a tree after walking out of Tesco at 4 pm on June 13. 

The 45-year-old says the incident could have ended up much worse if it wasn't for passers-by alerting her. 

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With seconds to spare, Abeer leapt out of the way before watching the tree collapse beside her. 

Speaking to Wimbledon Times, Abeer Matar, said: "It was so scary. 

"At that moment I was choked by what had just happened. 

"If passers-by didn’t warn me, I would have definitely been hit as I turned around when it fell inches away.

"I started shaking and people were asking me if I was ok. 

"I spent all evening anxious and kept thinking what if it hit me? 

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"I thought about my family and my daughters it was such a bad night.

"I am still shaken by this incident and can’t believe I escaped the harm of almost being smashed! 

"I almost had a heart attack from the shock. 

"How could this happen to me?"