Strong Santa Ana winds caused downed trees in Whittier, March 27, 2017. Photo: OnSceneTV
Strong Santa Ana winds caused downed trees in Whittier, March 27, 2017. Photo: OnSceneTV

Two trees fell in Whittier Monday, likely due to strong winds that raked the area, and one person was injured when a vehicle hit one of them, authorities said.

The first tree fell about 5:10 p.m. in the 12400 block of Washington Boulevard, near Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, and landed on a car, but no one was injured, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The second went down about 30 minutes later in the area of Norwalk Boulevard and El Rancho Drive, according to the fire department.

A pickup truck struck the downed tree and injured its driver, who was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The driver’s injuries were not believed to be serious, a dispatcher said.

–City News Service

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