Christmas Tree Falls on Woman, Breaks Collarbone

A woman pushing a pram is recovering from her injuries after being struck by a falling Christmas tree.

Her child was unhurt but she suffered head injuries and a broken collarbone in the incident in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Paramedics said the tree was part of the town's Christmas decorations and had been fixed to the side of a building.

Police said the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.

Health and safety experts are investigating.

"A woman was wheeling a pushchair when the tree came down bringing pieces of masonary with it," said an ambulance services spokeswoman.

"The child was OK, but the woman suffered a broken clavicle and head injuries."

A police spokeswoman added: "It appears that part of the wall where Christmas decorations were attached has come down on to the woman.

"We attended but the inquiry is a health and safety matter."

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said officials have begun an inquiry.