Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pregnant Woman Killed By Tree In Queens Park

12th Tree Injury In Eight Weeks

Li was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.

Police investigate the scene where this large Oak tree fell, killing Yingyi Li , 30  who was enjoying a beautiful Sunday evening in Kissena Park when  tragedy struck.  Three hours earlier a woman was injured after being struck in the head by a tree branch in another Queens Park. (Photos: Andrew Savulich New York Daily News)


By Geoffrey Croft

A 30-year-old pregnant woman died this evening after being struck by a tree while sitting on a bench in a Queens Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.    

Yingyi Li,  from Parsons Blvd. was killed in Kissena Park when a large Oak tree suddenly came crashing down this evening around 6:24pm.

The woman suffered injuries to her head and face according to EMS.

A witness said he saw the woman lying face down on the floor bleeding.

EMS were unsuccessful in saving her.  She was pronounced dead on arrival at NY Hospital Queens.

A second woman was also struck at the scene and was treated.  

Three hours earlier a park patron was injured by a tree in another Queens Park.

A 25-year-old female was struck in the head by a fallen tree limb in Glover Cleveland Park in Queens near Grandview Avenue & Stanhope Street at 3:24pm.

She was transported to Wykoff Hospital with a head injury according to 

At least twelve people have been injured by fallen tree limbs over the last eight weeks.

Residents say that falling tree limbs are a common problem.
The bench was at least 30 feet away from where the tree originally stood. 

Twelve people have been injured in similar incidents over the last few weeks.

Police guard the scene on Sunday evening.   (Photo: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)
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New York Times - August 4, 2013

My Fox - August 5, 2013 - By Stacey Delikat   

WNBC - August 4, 2013 - By Brynn Gingras   

New York Daily News -  By Chelsia Rose Marcius and Oren Yaniv 

New York Post - August 4, 2014 - By Kevin Sheehan, Larry Celona and Antonio Antenucci 

A Walk In The Park - July 30, 2013 - By Geoffrey Croft 

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