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Postal worker in hospital after being hit by falling tree in South Lyon

Man listed as stable

SOUTH LYON, Mich. – A postal worker is in the hospital Friday after being hit by a falling tree in the middle of a road in South Lyon.

A falling tree left at least one person injured in South Lyon. (Fire Photographer Matt Zmuda)
A falling tree left at least one person injured in South Lyon. (Fire Photographer Matt Zmuda)

The incident happened at North Wells and Detroit streets just east of Pontiac Trail.

South Lyon firefighters were called to the scene and saw a large, old tree on top of the man. Firefighters said the man was able to talk, but couldn't move.

Firefighters used a chainsaw to tunnel the man out from under the tree. He was taken to Novi Providence Hospital in critical condition, but he is now stable.

Officials said the man is a postal worker who was delivering mail on Detroit Street when the tree fell.

"The Postal Service is always concerned about the safety and well-being of our employees as they are out serving the community.," the U.S. Postal Service said in a statement. "Though we cannot report personal health information, the letter carrier in South Lyon is expected to recover."

A postal worker was trapped under a tree in South Lyon. (WDIV)
A postal worker was trapped under a tree in South Lyon. (WDIV)
A tree fell on top of a postal worker in South Lyon. (WDIV)
A tree fell on top of a postal worker in South Lyon. (WDIV)
Firefighters were called to the scene after a tree fell on a man in South Lyon. (WDIV)
Firefighters were called to the scene after a tree fell on a man in South Lyon. (WDIV)

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