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Motorcyclist hit, injured by falling tree in Fallbrook

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 19:38:18-05

FALLBROOK, Calif. (KGTV) - A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries Friday when a tree fell on him during a period of high winds in Fallbrook.

The tree that injured the motorcycle rider fell on South Mission Road and West Elder Street, according to North County Fire. The unidentified man was flown to Palomar Hospital.

Another tree fell at De Luz Road and Patton Oaks Friday afternoon, shutting down De Luz for about two hours. San Diego County Roads crews assisted firefighters in clearing the street.

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The area of Olive Hill Road and Aqua Hill Road was also closed about two hours due to a fallen tree, possibly a eucalyptus.

Firefighters warned the public on Twitter to be careful around large trees.