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Sleeping boy's pelvis broken when tree falls on tent at campground

July 26, 2012 |  7:22 am

A boy was in critical condition after a tree fell on him at a Bay Area campground.

The 12-year-old was camping with family at a campground in San Mateo County when a 40-foot tree fell on the tent in which he and another boy were sleeping.

Assistant County Manager David Holland told the San Francisco Chronicle that the boy's pelvis was crushed and that he was rushed to a hospital. Parts of the tree also fell on other campers, but there were no other injuries.

The tree fell about 5 a.m. Wednesday at the Sequoia Oak overnight campsite at Memorial Park, officials said.

It had been windy that evening, but officials told the San Mateo Times that they had not determined why the tree fell.


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