Preston 1st Selectman Recovering from Downed Tree

Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  Updated 7:20 PM EDT
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Preston 1st Selectman Recovering from Downed Tree

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Preston First Selectman Robert Congdon is recovering after he said he was hit by a falling tree while clearing a road.

The Day of New London reports that Congdon, who also has been public works director, responded to a call on Thursday about tree limbs blocking a road. He drove to the site, taking his chain saw with him.

He said he was done with the work and heard a loud crack, like a tree breaking. He says he remembers nothing else.

Congdon, who was knocked unconscious and found by a neighbor, was hospitalized in intensive care from Thursday until Saturday when he was released.

He said he suffered several broken ribs and bleeding behind the sternum. Congdon calls himself a lucky camper.
 

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