Man Treated For 'Life-Changing Injuries' After Being Hit By Tree In London
A man has been taken to hospital with potentially 'life changing' injuries after a tree fell on him in London today.
Emergency services responded to reports of a man being hit by a tree in Streatham Vale at around 1pm.
Parts of the UK have been battered by 60mph winds, thunderstorms and flooding. The Met Office has warned this weekend could see the worst weather since Storm Hannah hit in April.
In a statement to the MailOnline, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at 1.04pm on Saturday, August 10 to Greyhound Lane in Streatham Vale following reports of a man injured by a fallen tree.
"Officers attended with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade.
"The man, thought to be aged in his 50s, has been taken to hospital; his injuries are being treated as life-changing."
Earlier reports stated the man was in a 'life-threatening condition' but this is no longer thought to be the case.
A spokesperson from London Fire Brigade said six fire appliances were sent to the scene after receiving a call this afternoon.
'We were called to the incident at 1.37pm," the spokesperson said.
"Initial reports said that a pedestrian was trapped but on arrival this was not the case. The path was cleared and the incident for LFB ended at 1.42pm."
Meanwhile, in Barnet cops were called in when scaffolding collapsed due to the powerful winds. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident and police confirmed contractors were called in to the site to secure it.
It looks as though the harsh weather is sticking around, too, with a yellow weather warning in place until midnight tonight.
Here are a selection of latest #wind gusts at 6pm today:
Stay #WeatherAware :warning: pic.twitter.com/gYmw92XYjK
- Met Office (@metoffice) August 10, 2019
Speaking to The Sun, Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: "In terms of the combination of strong winds and heavy rain, it would be fair to say that the next few days will see some of the worst weather conditions since Storm Hannah in April, mainly because of the wind.
"Although it has not been as windy since, there have been a lot of rain and flooding events, mainly brought about by intense thundery downpours."
While northern England and Scotland could be hit with more thunderstorms and heavy rain.
The spell of bad weather has resulted in disrupted trains, plane and roads.
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