A WOMAN escaped serious injury after a tree fell on to her car while driving.

Warrington Road in Rainhill was blocked both ways after the tree had fallen during the late afternoon on Monday (June 7).

The falling tree hit a vehicle, which was being driven on the road at the time.

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North West Ambulance attended the scene after the incident.

A spokesman said the woman did not require hospital treatment.

The road was cleared later in the evening.