TENNESSEE (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas doctor died while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with her family Thursday.
Laila Jiwani, 42, died after a tree fell on her.
A park spokesperson said there was high winds caused it to fall.
Jiwani of Plano was a doctor for Cook Children’s Hospital in Lewisville and north Fort Worth.
The tree not only fell on Jiwani, but also her six-year-old son. He suffered a broken leg.
Doctors told Jiwani’s husband she took most of the impact from the tree, which likely saved their son.