A 41-year old woman was seriously injured while hiking today, when she was struck by a tumbling rock.
The woman was with two companions, hiking up Little Cottonwood Canyon, high above the White Pine area.
Somehow a 40-pound rock about 14-inches in diameter became disloged, and struck the woman in the chest.
This is second time that a boulder has hit a hiker. Earlier this summer a young man was killd when he was hit in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The earlier accident:
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