Sunday, May 29, 2016

Police officer responding to branch on road hit by falling tree

A police officer who responded to a call of a large branch blocking part of a road ended up being struck by a falling tree on Friday morning.

Ringwood Police Chief Joseph Walker said the tree fell on Officer Douglas Faber on Greenwood Lake Turnpike in Ringwood, New Jersey, at around 6:45am.

Faber, 33, had got out of his car to move the branch when the tree fell and hit him. He reportedly broke his wrist and received 13 stiches on the top of his head.

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The incident was captured on his dashcam. Faberhas been on the force for seven and a half years. He was treated and released from the hospital.

1 comment:

Amy said...

And this is why you leave road clearing to the professionals.