Driving instructor cheats death as tree falls down in front of his car during Storm Doris

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A driving instructor has been given the shock of his life after a tree fell right in front of his car in Spalding.

Paul Smith of the LDC Driving School stopped seconds before the tree came crashing down during the middle of Storm Doris.

He said: “Feeling very lucky that I managed to stop before I became a pancake due to this tree falling in Spalding this morning near the old Johnson Hospital. Thanks Doris!

“Need a strong coffee or something a little more powerful!”

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Dozens of other trees have fallen down across the county as Storm Doris bombards the county.

Take a look at a selection below.

Gaunt Street, Lincoln. Photo: Helen Cotter

A tree crashing through a home in Spalding. Photo: Jackie Thyer

Fen Lane, East Keal. Photo: Wil Hawkes

The A111 at Bilsby. Photo Mablethorpe and Alford Police

Skirbeck Road, Boston. Photo: Boston Police

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