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Woman injured by falling coconut tree files lawsuit

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A woman who was injured by a falling coconut tree outside a Kuhio Beach Park restroom in January has filed a lawsuit against the city for negligence.

Ana Sofia Krogh-Doyle, an avid surfer, was hit by a part of the tree after it crashed onto the roof of the restroom in Waikiki, leaving her with fractures in her spine, ribs and face.

The lawsuit says the city failed to keep a nearly 80-foot tall tree, which was estimated to be 76 years old and showing signs of decay, from falling down.

The woman still has not yet returned to work, according to her attorney.

The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified amount of money, to be determined at a trial.

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