Boy hit by tree limb in Winder flown to Atlanta hospital

A 2-year-old boy hit by a falling tree limb at a Winder daycare center has been flown by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital, Winder Fire Chief Matt Whiting said earlier today.

The boy was first transported to Barrow Regional Medical Center where he was stabilized, said Whiting. He was then flown to Egleston Children’s Hospital.

Whiting said the boy was outside playing at the Cribs to Crayons daycare center at 116 W. May St. in Winder about 11 a.m. when the limb fell. The limb hit a chain-link fence before striking the boy in the head.

“We think the fence took the brunt of the hit,” Whiting said.

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