Lucky escape for driver after tree falls on her car in Kingsbury

Hannah Quinlan had a lucky escape when a tree fell on her £9,500 car

Hannah Quinlan had a lucky escape when a tree fell on her £9,500 car - Credit: Archant

Hanna Quinlan’s £9,500 VW Polo was parked outside her home in Queen’s Walk

The damaged roots of the fallen tree

The damaged roots of the fallen tree - Credit: Archant

A driver had a lucky escape but faces a financial headache after a tree fell on her car parked outside her home in Kingsbury today.

Hanna Quinlan, 31, was inside her home in Queen’s Walk, when a neighbour alerted her to the fallen tree at 4pm.

The tree, which appears to have damaged roots, has been on the street for more than 30 years.

Ms Quinlan, a 31-year-old dental hygienist, said she was relieved that no one as hurt.

However, she now faces a battle with her car’s insurers who refuse to pay for the damage to her £9,500 VW Polo which she bought last November.

She told the Times: “Thank god no one was in the car or walking past.

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“I was shaken but was okay until I spoke to my insurance company and they told me they won’t pay.

“I think the roots of the tree are rotten and I will be calling Brent Council first thing tomorrow morning.”