Tourist critically hurt by falling tree limb in Washington Square Park

A tourist was critically injured when a 30-foot tree branch fell on her while she was walking in Washington Square Park on Monday evening, law enforcement sources told The Post.

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The woman, a 55-year-old from Virginia, was with her teenage son when the giant limb crashed down on her at about 8:50 p.m., the sources said.

She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, law enforcement sources added.

Police are investigating the injury but believe it was an accident, the sources said.

A Parks Department spokesperson said in an email they would inspect the tree’s condition first thing Tuesday morning.


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