Tree limb falls on jogger at Duniway Park

Tree limb falls on jogger at Duniway Park
Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A woman who went out for a jog ended up in the hospital after a tree limb fell on top of her at a local park.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Duniway Park track along Southwest Barbur Boulevard.

"We wish for a full and complete recovery of the injured woman," Mike Abbate, Portland Parks & Recreation Director, said in a news release.

Details about the extent of the woman's injuries have not been released and she has not been identified.

Portland Parks & Recreation, which monitors trees in the city's parks on a daily basis, is looking into what happened. In the meantime, the tree (a large Sweet Gum) will be removed by Urban Forestry crews on Thursday.

If you notice a tree hazard, including downed or hanging limbs, call the Urban Forestry office at (503) 823-4489 to let them know. You can also report a hazard using ParkScan.