Tree falls in Mira Mesa, injuring 10News reporter, photographer

MIRA MESA -- Two of our own -- a 10News photographer and reporter -- were injured Monday when a tree came down while they were covering a weather story.

The incident happened in the 10100 block of Maya Linda Road in Mira Mesa. A number of trees were down in the area and the team was there doing live reports for the morning newscasts.

When the tree fell, 10News Photographer Mike Gold managed to call 911 for help. He suffered a compound leg fracture and was undergoing surgery Monday morning.

10News Reporter Marie Coronel was seriously injured and will also require surgery.

News Release

ABC10/KGTV confirms that while covering severe weather this morning, two KGTV employees were injured by a falling tree.  
 
Marie Coronel, news reporter, and Mike Gold, news photographer, were preparing for a live report when they were both knocked down by one tree.  
 
The two were covering the high winds at a scene in Mira Mesa where fallen trees damaged several cars. They were preparing for a 5 a.m. live report when a eucalyptus tree fell on top of them. Gold was able to call 911, and both were transported by ambulance to Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. 
 
“At this time, our main concern is the health and well-being of our crew in the hospital,” said Joel Davis, station manager at ABC10/KGTV. “We appreciate the concern of the community and wanted to share what we know about the accident.” 
 
As of 12:30 p.m., Gold confirmed that he has a compound fracture in his leg and is undergoing surgery. Coronel’s husband tells ABC10/KGTV she suffered some serious injuries and also will require surgery. He added that she's facing an extensive recovery period.

10News has them in our thoughts as they recover -- if you would like to leave well wishes, visit our 10News Facebook page.

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