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Brynmill Lane in Swansea will be open by the weekend following tree fall drama clear-up

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

Workmen clearing Brynmill Lane in Swansea after the tree fell.

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WORKMEN are hoping Brynmill Lane will be open at the weekend following the dramatic collapse of a large tree.

Emily and Piers Tumeth and their two young daughters had a lucky escape on Saturday when it crashed down from Singleton Park on to a wall which in turn hit their Mazda car. The tree has now been removed.

Council officers are checking others in the area to make sure there is no danger or a repeat incident.

They have also been cutting back the branches on others.

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Diversions remain in place while the road is closed.

A spokesman for Swansea Council said: "The tree that came down on Brynmill Lane last weekend has now been removed. It was chopped into pieces that were taken to a yard area for storage.

"Our parks staff are continuing to carry out work for the rest of the week to see if there are any other trees in the area that need to be taken down or cut back before the section of road that's closed can safely reopen to motorists and pedestrians.

"Once this work has been completed we'll be in a position to take a detailed look at the section of wall that's been damaged.

"We hope the road will be back open on the weekend."

Mrs Tumeth, who was behind the wheel at the time of the terrifying incident, told the Post: "We were just driving along when, all of a sudden, the wall started crumbling and hit the car — it was all over so quickly.

"The car stopped and we could smell petrol fumes coming from the engine, so we just wanted to get out as quickly as we could — it was only then that we saw the tree and realised what had happened."

The Bishopston couple had been en route to the park for a family day out. Fire, police and ambulance crews were called to the scene following calls from the public.


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