December 8 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 28, 2013
Police have named a man who died after a tree fell on his car in Watford as Donal Drohan from Harrow in north west London.
Earlier an officer who attended the scene where he died said the 51-year-old was in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’.
Mr Dohan, originally from Waterford in Ireland, was driving along Lower High Street around 6.50am in a red Peugeot 307 when his vehicle was struck by a tree brought down by the high winds caused by storm St Jude.
The officer, who did not want to be named, said a millisecond’s difference would have made for ‘a different story’, adding: “This is a major artery into Watford and we were lucky it was school half-term.
“If it wasn’t we’d have had a lot more traffic coming through here.”
Hertfordshire Police, who released Mr Drohan’s name this evening, ruled out foul play in his death.