Monday, June 3, 2013

Central Park: Man Hit In Head By Fallen Tree Limb


By Geoffrey Croft

A 46-year-old man was hit in the head by a fallen tree branch this morning NYC Park Advocates has learned.  

The incident occurred shorty after 7:oo am on 96th Street and Central Park West. 

EMS transported the man to Roosevelt Hospital with minor injuries to his head according to an FDNY spokesperson.

A large tree limb fell yesterday morning at the same location sources said. An 18 inch in diameter  tree branch feel after 9:30am at 96th Street and Central Park West. No one was hurt.

It was revealed yesterday that the City settled two high profile tree injury cases for a total 
$ 14.5 million dollars. 

Balir-Goldensohn, 33 was injured on the morning of July 29, 2009 when a large rotted tree branch fell and struck him in the head in Central Park. The case was quietly settled in August for  $ 11.5 million.  

On February 25,  2010,   Elmaz Qyra  46  an Albanian immigrant living in Brooklyn was killed by a fallen American elm tree near 69th Street while walking through Central Park.  That case was settled in April for $ 3 million dollars as the jury was being selected.

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