Boy in critical condition after tree falls on him - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Boy in critical condition after tree falls on him

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A child is critically injured after a tree fell on top of him Wednesday afternoon during a thunderstorm.

The ten-year-old was rushed to Baptist and then taken to Kosair Children's Hospital.

Officials say he was only a few feet from home when that tree came down on him.

It happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Deerfield Lane in Windy Hills.

The ten-year-old boy was out riding his scooter with a few other children when they got caught in the storm.

"There were a few others with him that were right there and all of a sudden he was gone," said LMPD spokeswoman Carey Klain.

"The little boy was calling for help but it was raining so bad, nobody could hear, neighbor Mohamad Moghimi told WDRB.

Moghimi lives just one house down.

"It just happened so fast. You can't believe it. This wind it was like 10, 20 seconds it was so windy then it stopped," he said.

Mohamad was one of three people who ran to the boy's aid.

"Me, his father and another guy joined us. Just to give enough lift to push the boy," he said.

It took all three of them to lift the tree off the boy.

They say he was unresponsive on scene.

He was quickly rushed to the hospital.

Police remained on scene to collect evidence but they believe it was all just a terrible accident.

"These families are dealing with this horrific tragedy and just praying that the child makes it through okay," Klain told WDRB.

"You don't want to experience that. I just hope he can make it," said Moghimi.

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