AUSTIN (August 25, 2013)—A man was injured when a dead tree fell on him as he jogged along a popular hike-and-bike trail in Austin.
The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, suffered a broken leg when the tree struck him Saturday afternoon on the Butler Hike and Bike Trail.
He was taken to an Austin hospital.
Witnesses told officers they heard a a loud crack before the tree fell on the man.
The tree was about 20 feet high and 20 inches in diameter.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is investigating.