2 kids injured by falling California tree leave hospital

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Posted: Aug 03, 2015 6:37 PM
2 kids injured by falling California tree leave hospital

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A young girl and boy who were seriously injured when a 75-foot-tall tree fell on them at a summer camp in suburban Los Angeles have been released from the hospital.

Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, said Monday that they got out over the weekend to finish recuperating at home. They had been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

Eight children between 6 and 8 were hurt when the tree fell Tuesday afternoon outside a children's museum. Due to privacy laws, Derderian could not give their exact ages or details about their injuries.

The large pine crashed down on a clear day with little wind.

The reason it fell is under investigation. Derderian said a report by an independent arborist should be available by week's end.