20-foot branch falls from tree and crashes onto picnic tables, 2 women hurt

HUBERTUS -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office say two people were hurt on Sunday, May 27 when a branch fell onto two picnic tables on the grounds at Holy Hill.

Officials say the branch was about 20 feet long. It struck a 29-year-old pregnant woman from Chicago in the back. Also struck was a 55-year-old Chicago woman -- she was knocked to the ground and was unconscious.


Both subjects were taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

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