Top of coconut tree falls, injuring woman
A 45-year-old California woman was injured Friday afternoon after the top of an 80-foot coconut tree in Kaanapali broke off and struck her, fire officials said.
The woman suffered a compound fracture to her left upper arm, broken fingers on her right hand and pain and tenderness to her upper and lower back. She did not lose consciousness.
The 20-foot portion from the top of the tree fell on the woman around 4:41 p.m. in the area of the Kaanapali Beach Club.
Ladder 3 from Lahaina, a paramedic unit and Maui Police Department units responded.