A man has been lifted to a Toronto-area hospital after he was struck by a falling tree east of Peterborough on Friday afternoon.
Around 4:30 p.m. emergency crews were called to the scene north of County Road 2 where they found a farm tractor in the ditch and a large fallen tree branch nearby. The area is about nine kilometres south of the village of Norwood (30 kilometres east of Peterborough).
A man was taken to area hospital by paramedics with serious injuries.
High winds were blowing at the time of the incident.
Joshua McNamara, public relations with Ornge, tells Global News Peterborough that an air ambulance transported a man in his 80s to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto with critical injuries after a tree fell on him.
TRAFFIC: A section of Asphodel 7th Line is closed following an accident involving a tractor. One person was taken to hospital by @PtboParamedics. #PtboOPP continue to investigate #ptbonews pic.twitter.com/bCkQr9aytH
— Harrison Perkins (@HaPerkins) April 30, 2021
Peterborough County OPP have closed a section of Asphodel 7th Line between Centre Line and County Road 2 as they investigate.
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