VIDEO: DashCam captures tree falling on police officer in Ringwood, NJ

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Raw: Falling tree hits police officer.
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RINGWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey police officer who responded to a call of a large branch blocking part of the road ended up being struck by a falling tree in Ringwood Friday morning.

Ringwood Police Chief Joseph Walker said the tree fell on Officer Douglas Faber on Greenwood Lake Turnpike around 6:45 a.m.

Marcus Solis is live in New Jersey with the details.

Faber, 33, had gotten out of his car to move the branches when the larger tree fell and hit him.

He reportedly broke his wrist and received 13 stiches on the top of his head.

The incident was captured on his DashCam. Click on the video player above to watch it.

Faberhas been on the force for seven and a half years. He was treated and released from the hospital.