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Motorcyclist crosses path of falling tree in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

A motorcyclist found himself in the way of a falling tree on Oak Street Extension around 11 a.m. Saturday. 

According to Youngstown Police, the tree struck a utility pole and brought down power lines as it fell. 

The motorcyclist, said to be in his 70's, just cleared the tree, but was struck by some smaller branches, causing him to skid across the roadway, officials say.

Firefighters say the man missed death by seconds.

He was knocked unconscious but was alert by the time he was taken to the hospital for his injuries, according to officials.

The motorcyclist's condition is unknown at this time. 

The Youngstown street, police and fire departments were on scene, as well as Ohio Edison. 

The section of Oak Street Extension from Early Road to Lamar Avenue was closed at temporarily as crews work to remove the tree and repair the power lines. 

Watch 21 News at 6 p.m. for more on this story

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