- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) - Police say a traffic flagger has suffered a serious head injury after being struck by a tree.

Workers were removing the tree along Godfrey Road in Thetford on Tuesday when it struck 77-year-old Donald Ferland of Greensboro Bend.

Ferland, who was not wearing a hard hat or other protective equipment, was taken to Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. His condition was not known.

He was employed for traffic control by New England Tree Experts of Hardwick. The crew was helping to clear for a utility line upgrade along the road.

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