Man lucky to be alive after tree branch pierces car
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:34 PM - A young man was lucky to escape death during a violent storm on Tuesday, November 6, when a tree branch impaled his car windshield near Taree, New South Wales.
Daniel Sowter was driving home from work through Cedar Party when a massive storm hit, causing a tree to fall onto his vehicle and pierce his windshield.
The branch narrowly missed his body, but Sowter's knee was injured.
“Another few inches to the left and it could have been fatal!” his mother Leona told Storyful.
STRONG WINDS SEND DUST BILLOWING OVER TOWN
Elsewhere in the state, strong winds sent dust billowing over White Cliffs.
The now-viral footage seen above was posted by Glyn Daniel Dare. In it, an intense wall of dust can be seen approaching the outback town from the south.
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The dust storm comes as New South Wales battles drought conditions, with some areas reporting the driest 18-month spell since records began in 1900, according to the Daily Telegraph.