Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Woman Struck By Large Branch In East Harlem - 9th Tree Injury In 7 Weeks

tree on woman
An East Harlem woman was struck and trapped by a large tree limb last night when it came crashing down while she was playing basketball at the Metro North Houses a NYCHA complex at 1st Avenue and 102nd Street last night around 8.:00 pm. (Screen shot via Eyewitness News)

This was the ninth person injured by a tree over the past seven weeks.


A woman was hurt when part of a large tree fell and hit her during a crowded basketball game in a Manhattan park Monday evening, officials say, accordng to WNBC. 
A huge tree branch fell down across part of a basketball court at 102nd Street and First Avenue in East Harlem at about 8 p.m., hitting the woman, according to the FDNY. 
Michelle Woods said she was getting ready to pass the ball to her friend when she realized her friend was trapped. The victim complained her back and neck were hurting her. 
"She was like, 'I am not all right,'" said Woods.
Neighbor Willie Agront rushed over when he saw the commotion.
"We heard a noise, we went over and saw the tree that was on the floor," said Agront. "And then we realized someone was underneath."
Woods, who works at a hospital, made sure others waited for the professionals to help the victim. 
"I didn't want anyone to touch her. When you move someone, you don't know what can happen," she said. "When they came, they did their job." 
The woman was taken to New York Cornell Hospital, where she was listed in serious but stable condition. 
Police cordoned off the basketball court and park as they investigated. 

Read/View More:

Woman Hurt by Falling Tree Branch in Manhattan Park: FDNY
NBC - July 29, 2013 - By Gus Rosendale

Woman Hurt By Falling Branch In East Harlem
CBS - July 29, 2013

Woman hit by tree branch in East Harlem
Eyewitness News - July 29, 2013

Prospect Park - Man Stuck In Head By Fallen Tree Limb - 8th Tree Injury In 7 Weeks
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A Walk In The Park - July 20, 2013 - By Geoffrey Croft

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