Three women hurt, one seriously, by falling palm tree
Three women were injured, one of them seriously, after a palm tree fell in south Tenerife.
The accident happened in the late afternon on September 12th in calle Francisco Andrade Fumero in Playa de Las Américas, in the municipality of Arona.
The emergency services said a 47-year-old woman suffered severe multiple injuries and was transferred to Hospiten Sur in a basic life support ambulance from the SUC.
A 45-year-old woman who, at the initial moment of assistance, presented mild polyconusions was transferred to the South Hospital in a basic life support ambulance from the SUC.
And a 47-year-old woman was also taken to Hospiten Sur suffering from a contusion to the face and lumbar trauma, of a mild nature.
The Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) attended with three basic life support ambulances, together with Tenerife firefighters, local police and national police.
A spokesman for the 112 service said: “At the time indicated above, the Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received an alert informing that the fall of a palm tree had injured several people who needed health care, although they were not trapped. The 1-1-2 immediately activated the necessary emergency resources.”
“The SUC ambulance team assessed and assisted the three affected, one of them serious, and took care of their transfer to hospitals. Police officers carried out the corresponding procedures. Firefighters collaborated with emergency resources displaced to the area of the incident.”