A tourist from Indiana was hit by a falling tree branch in Central Park around 86th street on Tuesday around 3:40 p.m. and sustained serious injuries. The woman, who is said to be in her 50’s, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and listed in serious condition with head injuries, a fire department official told the New York Times. The woman had cuts on her face and was disoriented, the Wall Street Journal reported. “Sharon Reese was walking with her husband when a 3 inch in diameter branch from an Oak tree suddenly snapped and fell three stories hitting her in the head, city sources said,” A Walk in the Park reported.
Just last week, we reported on another falling tree branch around 96th street and the high cost of lawsuits against the city related to these types of incidents.
Photo by Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates.