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Tree Falls on Child, Injuries Critical

Tarrytown Police report that a child is still in critical condition after a tree struck her and her father while walking on the Old Croton Aqueduct on Sept. 8.

During a thunderstorm on Sept. 8, a tree fell on a pair walking on the Old Croton Aqueduct, injuring the father and critically injuring his daughter, who by last report was on a ventilator at Westchester Medical Center. 

Around 5:47 p.m. Tarrytown Police report that two Irvington residents walking about 100 yards north of West Sunnyside Lane had been struck by a falling tree. The father, 43, was able to bring himself and his daughter, 11, to West Sunnyside Lane where they were picked up by a passing driver and taken to the Irvington Fire Department headquarters on Main Street. 

Both father and daughter were transported by Irvington Ambulance Corps and Greenburgh ALS to Westchester County Medical Center. It was last reported (on the evening of Sept. 8), said Tarrytown Police, that the child was in critical condition and on a ventilator. 

The New York State Park Police have since taken over the case as the incident occurred on State Park property. On Sept. 12, they checked on the girl's status, which was still listed as "critical condition" by the Westchester Medical Center.

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Krista Madsen September 14, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Apologies on lateness of this, news trickled down from Irvington to here. Now pending NYS park police response. But hoping the best for this poor child.

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