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Woman injured by falling tree branch

Branch fell on multiple people

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A woman is in a Gainesville hospital, badly injured, after sheriff's officials say severe weather caused a tree limb to fall on top of her.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Poe's Park in High Springs, which is about 30 minutes outside of Gainesville.

The sheriff's office has not released any information on the woman's condition yet, but her injuries were considered serious at the time of the accident

The woman was one of three people injured by the tree limb. The other two refused to be transported to the hospital.

Residents News4Jax spoke with in the community said the storm that caused the limb to fall was big.

Resident Katie Davis was working the cash register at Family Discount Food Store in High Springs when the lightning started.

"Of course, limbs and stuff were falling all over the place and it got pretty bad. Lights flickered and stuff like that," Davis said.

Davis said the town is a place where everybody knows everybody.

"Oh man, it could be anybody," Davis said. "That's always a fear you have when something bad happens, you know?"

Information about the woman injured is limited, but in the small community, there's a growing hope she will be OK.

"I feel very horrible for this lady. I hope she recovers fully," Davis said.


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