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Tree branch hits woman in Central Park

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A falling tree branch stuck and injured a woman in Central Park on Tuesday afternoon.  The branch was about 3 inches around and fell several feet.

The accident happened on the west side of the park, near Central Park West and West 86th Street at about 3:40 p.m.

Medics brought the woman, who was disoriented and bleeding, to St. Luke's Hospital, the FDNY said.

The Parks Department said in a statement that the woman was "responsive" after she was hit.

"Our thoughts are with her for a speedy recovery," the department said. It said the branch fell from a live tree.

The victim was a tourist from Terre Haute, Indiana.

In June 2010, a 6-month-old baby was killed and her mother was injured by a falling tree branch at the Central Park Zoo. Earlier that year, a man was also killed in the park by a branch that fell and hit him.

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