Smith County man hospitalized after tree falls on him

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:37 - Written by From Staff Reports

A Smith County man was hospitalized Thursday after a falling tree crushed him near Bullard.

Flint-Gresham Fire Assistant Chief Keith Tate said the man was cutting a 15-inch diameter tree on his property on County Road 136 when it fell and pinned him.

Tate said firefighters learned the man's wife used a logging skidder to raise the tree off her husband before emergency crews arrived. 

Tate did not know the man's condition but said an ambulance transported him to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.