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.
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."