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.

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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.

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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.

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Both people were taken by ambulance to an area hospital.