During a thunderstorm on Saturday, Sept. 8, a tree fell on a pair walking on the Old Croton Aqueduct, injuring the father and critically injuring his daughter, who by last report was on a ventilator at Westchester Medical Center.
Around 5:47 p.m. Tarrytown Police report that two Irvington residents walking about 100 yards north of West Sunnyside Lane had been struck by a falling tree. The father, 43, was able to bring himself and his daughter, 11, to West Sunnyside Lane where they were picked up by a passing driver and taken to the Irvington Fire Department headquarters on Main Street.
Both father and daughter were transported by Irvington Ambulance Corps and Greenburgh ALS to Westchester County Medical Center. It was last reported (on the evening of Sept. 8), said Tarrytown Police, that the child was in critical condition and on a ventilator.
The New York State Park Police have since taken over the case as the incident occurred on State Park property. On Sept. 12, they checked on the girl's status, which was still listed as "critical condition" by the Westchester Medical Center.