Three women suffered injuries from a fallen branch and were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Parks Department said. PHOTO: DNAinfo/Gabriela Resto-Montero
Three women were hit by a falling tree branch in Central Park near the Boathouse Monday, according to DNAinfo.
The women all suffered injuries from the fallen branch and were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Parks Deparment said.
A 53-year-old woman was treated for head and nose injuries, a 28-year-old woman suffered a hip injury and a 38-year-old woman had minor injuries, a spokesperson for the Department said
The victims appeared to be part of a family that was having a picnic on the lawn, said Mark Leckner, a passerby at the scene near the northeast part of the lake.
Park goers enjoying the warm weather on the lawn by the boat house heard a spltting noise and rushed to the site at around 12:30 p.m., Leckner said.
The woman was conscious but bleeding from the mouth, he said.