WATCH: Tree ‘shatters’ as it hits lorry during Storm Ciara

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after a tree shattered when it hit his vehicle on the A143. Pictur

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after a tree shattered when it hit his vehicle on the A143. Picture: G.Easton & Son Ltd. - Credit: Archant

Dramatic dash-cam footage has captured the moment a tree 'shattered' as it crashed into the path of a moving milk tanker during Storm Ciara.

Trees fell across the county on Sunday as heavy winds and rain battered Norfolk.

And dash-cam footage has captured a DAF milk tanker travelling westbound on the A143, near Brockdish, south Norfolk, when suddenly a tree fell into its path, hitting the front of the lorry.

The driver of the G Easton and Son Ltd lorry was unhurt in the incident, which occurred at about 9.30am.

Charles Easton, the company's director, said: "We couldn't decide if he was unlucky or lucky. He was unlucky that it happened but lucky it was a dead tree and that it shattered when it hit the truck. He was alright. He swerved and it was a good job there was no-one coming the other way. The A143 can be a busy stretch of road. He did really well to respond the way he did."

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The driver was able to pull over to check the damage to the vehicle, which was minor and affected its mirrors.

A number of Norfolk roads were blocked due to fallen trees.

Over the weekend, CCTV footage caught the moment a fallen tree causing a substation to explode in Thetford. Elsewhere a woman had a lucky escape after a tree crashed into her home.

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