Thursday, June 20, 2013

Two Hurt By Fallen Tree Branch - 5 Tree Injuries In Two Weeks

Officials tend to the victims of a falling branch in Brooklyn.
An elderly Asian man and an African American teen are treated by EMS employees in Brooklyn this afternoon after they were struck by a falling branch in the NYCHA Ingersoll Housing development.    At least five people have been hurt by falling tree branches since June 3rd. (Photo: Frank Rosario)


Two people were seriously hurt after they were hit by a tree branch in Brooklyn this afternoon, authorities said, according to an article in the New York Post.
The branch fell about 3 p.m., and hit a man and woman in the Ingersoll Housing Development on Monument Walk, according to an FDNY spokesman and witnesses.

"He looked like he was in bad shape, sprawled out on the ground," said Gladys McMillian, 66. "The man looked like he was bleeding really badly from his head.

The poor man just couldn't move. He couldn't talk."

McMillian added that a young woman was soaked in blood, and crying.

"She had bruises on her arms, and it looked like she had a hole in her head," she said.

EMS rushed to the scene, and took the two to Kings County Hospital for treatment, the spokesman added.

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2 injured by falling branch in Brooklyn
New York Post -  June 20, 2013 - By Frank Rosario and Rebecca Harshbarger

1 comment:

  1. Clearly the solution is to get rid of all the trees. No one can be hurt by falling trees if there are no trees to fall, right, Mayor Bloomberg??