Tree along Tanglin Road falls, crushing a car but occupants unhurt

A black Mazda, travelling along Tanglin Road from Margaret Drive, was crushed by a tree on Saturday. -- PHOTO: TWITTER USER KIM VERNON
A black Mazda, travelling along Tanglin Road from Margaret Drive, was crushed by a tree on Saturday. -- PHOTO: TWITTER USER KIM VERNON

A black Mazda, travelling along Tanglin Road from Margaret Drive, was crushed by a tree on Saturday afternoon.

Twitter user Kim Vernon, who sent The Straits Times a photo of the incident, said it was a "lucky escape" for a couple who were in the car. The police were also spotted at the scene assisting the couple by 12.35pm.

The Singapore Land Authority receives about 70 reports of trees falling a year, mainly on forested state land.

Over the past 10 years, four people have died and 62 injured by falling trees and branches. There were 122 cases of trees being uprooted from January to April this year.