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Woman And Child Injured By Fallen Tree In Santa Ana

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SANTA ANA (AP) — Authorities say a woman and child were hurt when a 40-foot tree fell onto a Santa Ana sidewalk and street.

Santa Ana fire Capt. Ben Gonzales says a 60-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl were briefly trapped when the tree came down at about 2:50 p.m. Monday.

Gonzales says both were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The woman complained of neck and chest pain and the girl had cuts and scrapes to her face and arms.

He says the tree was one of three that share the same roots outside the Lakeshore condominium complex.

Gonzales says a bus had left several children off just moments before the tree fell just inches from the bus stop.

It’s not yet clear what caused the tree to fall.

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