An injured woman has been freed from the wreckage of a car which was damaged by a falling tree this evening, as severe storms batter parts of Buckinghamshire.

Emergency crews were called-out to help free the woman from the damaged vehicle and treat an injured man who was able to escape from the car at about 8.16pm.

The pair were travelling along Ferry Lane, between Bourne End and Cookham, when the car was struck by the tree.

Firefighters from Beaconsfield, Maidenhead and Aylesbury were called out and used hydraulic rescue equipment, saws and stabilisers to rescue the woman.

The extent of their injuries has not yet been confirmed, but pictures taken by emergency crews show substantial damage to the vehicle.

Thames Valley Police say they have officers patrolling parts of High Wycombe as well, with wide-spread reports of fallen trees and branches.

Weather forecasters have been warning residents today to prepare for severe gales and possible flooding as Storm Barney hits southern parts of England.

In the last couple of hours, residents have experienced strong winds with some reporting travel disruption and blockages on roads across the county.

About one hour ago there were also reports of a fallen branch blocking Dukes Wood Drive in Gerrards Cross and a road blockage on the A355 near Coleshill.

Bucks Fire and Rescue have now issued safety advice to motorists and pedestrians.

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Woman trapped inside car after being hit by falling tree.

Keith Wheeler, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's road safety manager, said: "Check local traffic reports to see if there's any news about your route before you make your journey, and avoid travelling during the worst of the weather if you can.

"Take great care when driving in the dark in areas that you know have been affected by severe weather on previous occasions, and please don't ignore any diversion or road closure signs."





Earlier, the Met Office said that west to south-westerly gales and locally severe gales are likely to sweep eastwards across parts of Wales, southern, central and eastern England on Tuesday evening.

Gusts could reach 60-70mph inland and possibly 80 mph along exposed coasts, particularly Wales and through the Bristol Channel.

And they are also warning the public that flooding is possible either from standing water or from rivers already swollen by recent rainfall.

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