COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two men are recovering after a tree fell on top of them in Colorado Springs.

Officials say the two victims were sitting on a bus bench at West Colorado Avenue and South 15th Street when the tree came crashing down.

Dozens of people then rushed in to pry the tree off of them.

“There were about 40 people, my husband said, that just stopped and ran and took the branches off the best they could off these two men that were covered by the tree,” said Darleen Roina, whose husband was there.

The men were taken to the hospital. Their condition has not been released.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Emergency officials thinks strong winds combined with rotting in the tree probably caused it to fall.

Firefighters spent Sunday afternoon cleaning up the downed tree.


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