A 56-year-old woman severely injured when she was struck on the head by a falling tree limb at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course Saturday morning has died of her injuries, according to police.
The incident was reported at approximately 10:50 a.m. on the 7th hole of the golf course, the woman’s husband reporting that his wife had been struck by a falling tree and knocked unconscious.
Officials said the tree uprooted in soggy soil and fell as the couple were walking past. Life-saving measures were undertaken almost immediately after it became apparent the woman was in distress, witnesses said.
The victim was taken to San Ramon Regional Medical center where she later died of her injuries.
No one else was injured when the tree toppled to the ground.