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    Posted November 30, 2011 by
    Culver city, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Severe weather

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    High wind blows tree down, one person sent to Hospital


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     benrapo was eating at a restaurant in his Culver City, California, neighborhood when the power went out in the mall and the adjacent buildings. He came home and found the street blocked. benrapo, the area coordinator for the Culver City Community Emergency Response Team, found out a felled tree landed on a van and injured a woman who had been walking her dog.

    'When speaking to her sister at the scene I was told that under the pile of branches and pine needles, about a foot thick, were her keys, a shoe, and two diamond earrings. … A staff member of our condo helped me search for the missing items, and told me he spoke with the woman by phone, and her mother was picking her up to bring her home. She had broken her ankle in three places, and sustained serious bruising on one shoulder where the tree hit her,' he said. The woman was released from the hospital last night, according to benrapo.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Culver City, CA. At approx. 7pm a 50ft pine tree fell over due to high winds, hitting a woman walking her dog across the street . The woman was taken to Brotman Hospital with a broken leg. Three vehicles sustained damage.



    Woman sustained a broken ankle in three places.  Dog was not injured.  She was released from the Hospital later that evening.

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