• Woman seriously injured by falling tree during nor'easter


    SUDBURY, Mass. - A Sudbury woman is recovering in the hospital after being seriously injured when a tree fell and hit her.

    Neighbors heard the woman scream, but police said thankfully she is expected to survive.

    "She must've been frightened out of her mind," neighbor Diane Sterns said. "It was terrifying, it wasn't your normal screaming - it was someone that was really shook up."

    Across southern New England, fallen trees wreaked havoc on power lines and personal property.

    A Worcester man was nearly crushed by a falling tree while shoveling, and in Westborough a fire engine was damaged by a large branch.

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    Amid all the widespread damage, Sudbury Police officers are thankful that, despite losing power no lives were lost.

    "(We're) extremely fortunate - when we were responding, we were wondering what we were going to walk into," said a Sudbury police officer. "As much as we would've preferred that she would not be injured, we're grateful she's expected to survive."


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