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 wusa.com, 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?
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