Boys remain in hospital after being hurt by falling tree
Three boys remain in hospital after they were hit by a falling tree yesterday.
The nine-year-olds were waiting to use the practice nets at Spencer Cricket Club off Fieldview, Earlsfield, when the tree fell at about 3.45pm.
Two of the boys suffered head injuries and remain in a serious but stable condition.
The third boy suffered a leg injury and is in a stable condition at nearby St George's Hospital.
A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 3.45pm to Fieldview in Earlsfield to reports a tree had fallen on some children.
"We sent the London Air Ambualnce, three ambulance crews, two single responders in cars and two duty officers. Our staff treated three patients, all reported to be nine-year-old boys."
In a statement the Spencer Cricket Club said all cricket had been suspended at the club following the accident.
The sports club said: "Naturally, the club's thoughts are with those young ones and their families. As soon as we have word from the hospital and the parents we shall be issuing another statement."
Charlie Masson-Smith a spokesman for Wandsworth Council, said it was a "terrible accident."
Speaking yesterday he said: "It has been pretty windy in town today and you can have a really healthy tree but if the wind catches in a particular way a healthy tree can be blown over."
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