A five-year-old girl is still in hospital after being struck by a tree in North Vancouver.
School district officials say her class was outside with their teacher at Highlands Elementary Monday afternoon when a 60-foot tree from private property came crashing down.
“Something like this brings up strong emotions of deep concern and these are serious injuries. Our understanding is parallel with the RCMP’s that this was a terrible and unfortunate accident. We’re doing everything we can do support staff and students in the school,” says district spokesperson Victoria Miles.
The child was taken to BC Children’s Hospital. Reports say she is in serious but stable condition.
Miles says staff do regularly check the trees on school grounds, but a fall is hard to predict if the tree is on private grounds.