An Isle of Wight driver has had a lucky escape after a tree came crashing down on the car he was driving.

The father of the driver told Isle of Wight Radio they had been driving to work in the early hours of this morning (Friday) when he says the tree fell across the road – hitting the car.

In pictures sent to Isle of Wight Radio, the offside front of the Citroen car has suffered damage – including a smashed headlight.

The incident happened on the Middle Road near Manor Farm Lane shortly after 3am.

Island Roads have now cleared the tree.