This tree branch (on wall) fell from a tree in Bryant Park striking an unidentified male park goer who was seated at a table (on side against pail). The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. (Sam Costanza /for New York Daily News)
A man suffered lacerations to his head in Bryant Park when a branch fell on him this evening while sitting in the park. Sixty- year old Queens resident David Cooper was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he received a dozen stitches. The incident occurred at approx. 6:20pm.
The park was closed this evening so officials could test for the structural integrity of the trees.
A witness in Bryant Park told WCBS that tree limbs had been falling all afternoon.
Bryant Park Resporation Corp's Dan Biederman said the trees are 78-years-old and have recenly been pruned "a lot and there's very little dead wood up there left, but it happeneds."
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