ACUSHNET (CBS) – A man and a woman were hospitalized Sunday night after a large tree branch landed on them while they were unloading items from their truck.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Fairway Drive while heavy rain and winds moved through the area.READ MORE: Military Jury Convicts Marine In Death Of Emerson College Student Daniel Hollis
The 27-year-old man and woman were unloading the truck in their back yard when a 10-foot long tree limb that was 6-8 inches wide cracked. The branch fell about 40 feet to the ground and landed on them.READ MORE: Worcester Aims To Reduce Illegal Fireworks After 'Alarming Increase Of Complaints'
Firefighters said the man tried to push the woman out of the way, and in the process was hit in the head by the branch. He had a serious cut but did not lose consciousness.
The woman was also hit by the branch, but suffered lesser injuries.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Lotteries Don't Appear To Be Working, Report Says
Both people were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.