PASADENA (CBSLA.com) – Three children were injured, one critically, when they were struck by a falling tree branch outside a daycare center in Pasadena Tuesday.

The accident occurred at the Linda Vista Children’s Center in the 1200 block of Linda Vista Avenue sometime before 12:10 p.m., according to fire officials.

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A 2-year-old child was rush to a hospital with critical injuries, the Pasadena Fire Department reports. Two other children suffered minor injuries.

The exact circumstances of the incident were not immediately confirmed.

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The children’s center is not part of Linda Vista Elementary School, which is located about three miles away on Altadena Drive.