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2 children hurt by falling Pasadena tree released from hospital

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Date:

2015-08-03

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August 3, 2015 - The two children who were seriously injured by a 75-foot tree falling in Brookside Park in front of Kidspace Museum have now been released from the hospital.

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Ruby Gonzales, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Publication:

Pasadena Star-News

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A arborist looks over a Italian stone pine tree that fell injuring eight children as a city worker cuts the tree in front of KidSpace Children's Museum in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

PASADENA >> Two children hospitalized after a pine tree fell on them were released from Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center this weekend, authorities said Monday.

Lisa Derderian, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, said the boy was released Saturday while the girl was discharged Sunday.

Both will be recuperating at home, she added.

Eight children were injured when a 70-foot tall Italian Stone pine tree fell last Tuesday near the Kidspace Childrenís Museum at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. Two of the children were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The children had finished their daycamp activities and were waiting to be picked up that afternoon.

Pasadena, which has its own arborist, hired an independent arborist. Why the 75-year-old tree fell hasnít been determined.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruby Gonzales
Reach the author at Ruby.Gonzales@sgvn.com or follow Ruby on Twitter: @RubyGonzales2.

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