Six-Month-Old Killed by Falling Tree Branch in Central Park


In an awful, seemingly freak occurrence this weekend, a large, healthy tree branch just outside the Central Park Zoo snapped and fell 30 feet, killing a 6-month-old girl. The Times notes that this is the latest in a string of deadly Central Park injuries this year, “all involving tree branches that abruptly plummeted to earth, killing or seriously injuring passers-by.” And, if that isn’t unnerving enough, it isn’t exactly comforting to learn that the city told the paper it has no idea which agency is “responsible for the upkeep of the tree.” [NYT]