July 18th, 2005

Seemingly a 62 year old woman and her son out for a healthy bike ride today decided to cool off and rest under a giant Oak tree in a park located in Zephyrhills Florida. There was a near picnic table, but the duo opted to sit under the base of the tree.

Then without warning nor storm of any sort--unbelievably- the tree decided to break into. The mother was struck by the falling tree and died a short while after. The son was able to jump to safety. Neither the witnesses nor the medics could explain why the tree broke as the weather was not a factor. A very unfortunate timing for the victim.

Steve