A sprawling tree suddenly fell on a 7-year-old girl in Brooklyn Wednesday as she walked with her mother, police said.
The child was taken to a hospital with a leg injury after the accident on Ocean Parkway, by Webster Avenue, shortly before 11 a.m. There was no immediate update on her condition as of mid-afternoon.
The NYC Parks Department said the tree that fell was on private property and not maintained by its workers. Its crews did respond to the site to help clear the tree, since it was blocking the road, officials said.
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At least three cars were also smashed, including a black Cadillac SUV who had just parked in the area to go to work nearby.
It was unclear why the tree had fallen. No other details were immediately available.
It comes just two weeks after a tree fell on top of a man sitting on a Brooklyn park bench, killing him. Just two days after that incident occurred, a woman was crushed by a tree that fell as she was swimming in a pool at a Bronx apartment complex.