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Oak View man injured by falling oak

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap

Robert Stevens shows the wounds he suffered when an oak tree fell on him Sunday.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

A coast live oak fell Sunday night in Oak View splitting into three sections on the way down. One section struck 33-year-old Oak View resident Robert Stevens in the head.

Stevens was treated in the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) Sunday night. He emerged with 14 staples in his head, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Sunday, Stevens was standing in his Burnham Road backyard when he heard a crack from overhead.

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