(STMW) — A man was hospitalized after he was hit by a falling tree on the Northwest Side Friday night.

He was injured about 8:40 p.m. in the 7200 block of West Howard Street, according Fire Media Affairs.

The man, whose age was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in critical condition, fire media said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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