CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials say four people have been taken to the hospital after a large tree branch fell on them.
The Cranston Fire Department the four people in their 70s suffered minor injuries when a branch crashed down on them as they sat a picnic table at the Harris House Apartments at about 7 p.m. Monday.
Three of them got out from under the branch on their own, but the fourth was pulled out by first responders.
All were taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.
Fire officials said the tree appeared to be old and diseased.
The property manager is now evaluating the tree.