Saturday, Sept. 5: According to a Tweet from Greenwich Police, the family of the plumbing contractor who was struck when a massive tree fell on Benjamin Street in Old Greenwich would like his identity to remain private for now. The patient, as of Saturday, was in the intensive care unit at Stamford Hospital, but stable.
Friday, Sept. 4: The most recent update from Greenwich Police is via Twitter on Friday afternoon, in which they said possible causes for the tree to fall on Benjamin Street are under investigation, though there did not appear to be any immediate action or event preceding the tree falling. According to Police Twitter feed, as of Friday afternoon the patient’s condition is that he is alert and responsive. There is no definite answer to his medical prognosis.
Original Story: According Greenwich Police, at about 1:15pm on Friday, Greenwich first responders were dispatched to Benjamin Street in Old Greenwich on a report of a massive tree falling and striking a man.
Upon arrival Greenwich Fire Fighters removed the male patient from underneath the large tree and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service paramedics began medical aid.
The patient is a plumbing contractor from Milford, CT who had been preparing to get in his vehicle when the tree fell on him.
The patient was transported from the scene to Stamford Hospital with serious injuries. Several vehicles were also damaged by the tree.
The Greenwich Tree Department is on standby to remove the tree which has closed off Benjamin Street.
The Greenwich Police are collaborating with the Greenwich Tree Department to determine all the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.