Branch that hit woman in Washington Square Park fell from fungus-infected tree

Mike Montone
May 21, 2019 - 12:28 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A walk in the park turned out to be anything but, for a 55-year-old woman visiting from Virginia.

She was hit by a branch that fell from a tree in Washington Square Park.


Authorities say she was out for a walk with her teenage son around 9 p.m. when the branch fell. Her son was not hurt.

The parks department inspected the tree on Tuesday morning, and found that has a fungus.

Records show the tree was inspected two years ago, determined to be in fair condition, and trimmed about a month later.

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