Bucks County

Mom Dies After Being Crushed By Tree That Her Son Cut Down

The woman died due to blunt trauma to her chest and police called the death accidental

A woman living in a tent at a Bucks County, Pennsylvania homeless camp died when her son cut down a tree that fell on her, Bristol Township police said.

The woman was lying face down in her tent Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. when her son began trying to cut down a dead tree and send it away from the camp, which is  in the wooded area between Bristol Pike and Dixon Avenue. 

Instead, the 50-foot-tall tree fell the opposite way, bouncing off a nearby tree on the way down and landing on his mother's tent.

The woman died due to blunt trauma to her chest. Police called the death accidental.

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The woman has not been identified.

A photo posted to LevittownNow.com shows the wooded area near where the tree fell.

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