Elderly man injured when tree limb rolls onto his back

Jerome, ID – An unidentified elderly man was taken to an area hospital Thursday morning after being injured by a fallen tree.

The victim and the property owner, Larry Bodily, were out cutting trees behind an apartment complex when the accident occurred. He told a KMVT reporter at the scene that the man was cutting off some smaller branches when a number of branches fell on the man.

“We had the tree already down but I could see that there was pressure already on the limbs and we were going to start sawing some limbs,” Bodily said. “It released the pressure and the limb right over here then laid right across his back.”

The unidentified man was flown to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls. The man is currently in critical condition.

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