Nine injured when tree falls at Martinez farmers market

FILE PHOTO: Winds peaked at 93 mph in Healdsburg and trees fell over over the Bay Area including this one in San Ramon. Oct. 27, 2019 ( Sharon Song )

Nine people were injured when forceful winds knocked over a tree Sunday morning at the farmers market in Martinez.

Six of the injured were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

People were at the market and street fair when the 30-foot-tall tree toppled at the plaza on Main Street at 10:15 a.m.

The youngest injured was a child just under 2 years old, who suffered minor injuries, while the oldest was 73.

"It was extremely windy down there," said Martinez police Sgt. Steve Gaul.

The market, street fair and a "Trunk or Treat" Halloween event that had been scheduled to start at 10 a.m. were all canceled.