NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was injured Monday evening when a branch fell on her in East Harlem.
At around 8 p.m., a branch from the tree fell on the woman as she played basketball at First Avenue and East 102nd Street, officials said.
The tree was located near a basketball court.
The woman was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and was initially reported to have suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries, officials said. But the FDNY later said the woman’s injuries were considered minor.
The woman was the ninth person in the past seven weeks to be hit by a tree limb in the city, according to the New York City Parks Advocate.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Florida Students Head To State Capital In Call For Gun Control As Trump Recommends Ban On Bump Stocks
- Three Separate Manhole Fires Destroy Two Cars, Knock Out Power In The Bronx
- Subway Riders Vent After Mass Transit Meltdown Snarls Morning Commute
- NJ TRANSIT Bus Driver Dies After Head On Collision With Garbage Truck; 4 Others Hurt