A woman and her two young children are recovering at home a day after a tree fell in a residential area in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, on Friday afternoon, injuring the trio and sending them to the hospital.
The Lynnfield Fire Department responded to the home on Merrow Road just before 4 p.m. after a large pine tree fell on the family. The 39-year-old woman and her two girls, ages 4 and 6, were taken to the hospital.
After staying in the hospital overnight, the family got home early Saturday. The mother has a concussion. Other than that everyone escaped with cuts and bruises, but they said this was all very scary.
Police say multiple 911 calls were made when the tree limb fell from their next-door neighbor's property around 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
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The family showed us on Saturday where this all happened in their driveway. The mother told us they were only outside for about 30 seconds. While the wind was blowing pretty hard on Friday, the mother says there wasn't any particular big gust when the tree fell.
The family didn't want to speak on camera but says there has been an outpouring of support from the community on Facebook and thanked Lynnfield Police and Fire for their quick response.
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The mother also wanted to share as a reminder that this can happen to anyone in an instant.