Falling tree limb kills 1, injures 2 in city park

Washington Park. City of Burlingame photo.

One person was killed and two others seriously injured when a large tree limb broke off from a tree in Washington Park in Burlingame.

The person killed, a San Mateo resident, was hit by the 60-foot tree limb while picnicking Saturday at the park, off of Burlingame and Carolan avenues east of downtown, the city said on its Facebook page.

Two other people remained hospitalized yesterday with “significant” injuries after being struck by the same limb, said city officials, who asked the public to avoid Carolan Avenue near the park while police investigate.

A Burlingame police dispatcher said yesterday that no other information about the fallen tree limb or the victims was immediately available beyond what the city initially put out on Facebook. — Bay City News