Update: Woman Struck, Pinned by Tree In Her Home Expected to Survive
A Hillside Terrace resident suffered serious head injuries when a large tree fell on her house, Lt. Derek Bastinck said.
NORTH JERSEY -- An elderly woman who suffered serious injuries Monday evening when a giant oak tree fell crashing into her house and right on top of her, pinning her underneath, is expected to survive, police said.
Lt. Derek Bastinck said the son of the Hillside Terrace woman stopped by the department Tuesday to tell them his mother had stabilized.
The woman suffered serious head lacerations and head trauma in the accident, and was trapped underneath the tree until a neighbor pulled her out, police said
She was conscious and alert when transported to Hackensack University Medical Center Monday night, police said.