Tree Limb Falls and Kills DC Man

By Peter DePaolis

A one-in-a-million type of accident claimed the life of a 35-year-old Washington, D.C. man late last month. As reported at, a branch broke and fell from a tree just as the man walked underneath it. The falling branch hit the man on the head and he died at the hospital around 6:20 a.m., according to DC police.

The unfortunate accident occurred in the 3200 block of Adams Mill Road in Northwest DC. The victim was on his way to work when the tree branch fell and hit him. A witness saw the man lying on the sidewalk and attempted to revive him using CPR. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and transported the victim to the hospital where he died.

After the accident, workers from the Department of Public Works inspected the tree and said it was safe. Police have since re-opened the sidewalk around the tree to pedestrians. The victim was a popular personal trainer in the DC area.

While this is likely not the type of accident that occurs regularly, many people suffer injuries from poorly maintained property. Who do you think is responsible for the falling tree limb? Call our office today to learn more.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.