Family sues California city after falling tree crushes teen

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A minimum of 4 individuals in California have been killed when decaying timber have snapped over the previous 16 months, together with an Oakland teen whose household is suing the town over his dying final December whereas he was climbing a tree.

The lawsuit filed Monday by the mother and father of 16-year-old Jack Lewis alleges that the tree was marked for removing as a result of it was lifeless or dying, however metropolis officers did not take away it till after the boy's demise.

The boy's father, Michael Lewis, stated it is "terribly troublesome" to get by means of Christmas with out their son.

The household's lawyer, John Winer, stated shortly after the incident that Oakland metropolis officers informed the Lewis household that the tree might have been minimize earlier, however arborists have many timber to watch.

A spokesman for the town lawyer's workplace stated Tuesday the workplace couldn't remark as a result of officers had not but seen the lawsuit.

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