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Top of coconut tree falls, injuring woman

The top of an 80-foot coconut tree is pictured in Kaanapali after it broke off and injured a woman. — MFD photo

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.

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