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Tree almost crushes female driver to death

Terrifying dashcam footage has emerged of the moment a massive tree crushes a car during a wild storm. 

The video, taken during Tuesday's wild weather in Perth, shows a 4WD crawling along in the rain before a giant tree falls on top of it. 

Bystanders can be seen jumping from their cars and rushing toward the crushed car in pouring rain before the footage cuts off. 

ABC News reported one woman was trapped in the vehicle for 'some time' before being freed. 

The witness, only named by ABC News as Rob, said he couldn't believe the woman survived.   

Terrifying dashcam footage has emerged of the moment a massive tree crushes a car during a wild storm (pictured)

'I was certain that the person had been killed, it's a very big tree,' he said. 

'I was convinced the person wasn't going to get out of the car. It was only when I saw it on the news or someone told me later that the person had got out that I was so relieved.' 

The female driver didn't suffer serious injury but was taken to Royal Perth Hospital for precautionary reasons. 

Workers have begun work to clear up after the worst storm in a decade caused chaos on the city's roads and left thousands of homes without power. 

The car is completely crushed by the falling tree. Bystanders rushed to help the female driver who miraculously was unharmed