Victim's Injuries Considered Minor, Officials Say

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.

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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.

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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.

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