Storm Ali: BMW crushed by tree in Edinburgh’s West End

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A BMW has been crushed by a falling tree in Edinburgh’s West End.

The tree has fallen directly across the front windscreen of the expensive BMW 1 Series hatchback on Coates Crescent.

The incident was recorded about 1:30pm as strong wind gusts of up to 90mph batter the Capital as Storm Ali sweeps into Scotland.

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Witness Richard Holligan took these exclusive pictures and video after walking past the badly damaged blue car on their way to work.

A brand new BMW 1 Series hatchback retails for about £21,460 in the UK, meaning the owner faces a hefty insurance claim when they spot the damage in the storm’s aftermath.

This BMW 1 Series hatchback has had its front windscreen crushed by a falling tree

This BMW 1 Series hatchback has had its front windscreen crushed by a falling tree

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This BMW 1 Series hatchback has had its front windscreen crushed by a falling tree

This BMW 1 Series hatchback has had its front windscreen crushed by a falling tree

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

A tree has fallen on top of a car on Coates Crescent in Edinburgh's West End. Picture: Richard Holligan

This BMW 1 series hatchback was crushed on Coates Crescent. Picture: Richard Holligan

This BMW 1 series hatchback was crushed on Coates Crescent. Picture: Richard Holligan