Two women injured by falling branch at Holy Hill

Branch fell onto picnic tables, injuring women

HUBERTUS, Wis. --  Two women were injured Sunday when a 20-foot branch fell onto two picnic tables on the Holy Hill Basilica grounds.

The branch struck a 29-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago in the back. A 55-year-old Chicago woman was also hit, and knocked to the ground, leaving her unconscious, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Both women were transported to a local hospital. 

The 55-year-old woman sustained several broken ribs, fractures to her disks in her back and a possible brain bleed. 

No information was released on the condition of the pregnant woman. 

 

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