The tree branch fell on a cab on 5th Ave near Central Park by 99th Street near Mt. Sinai Hospital on Thursday evening.
The cab driver says the branch fell on the cab, and as officers were removing it, the branch fell and struck the officer in the head.
BREAKING: large tree branch fell on 5th Ave near Central Park by 99th St on Mt. Sinai Hospital side of st. Cabbie says it fell on cab; as cops were removing it, large branch fell & struck cop in head. She was bleeding from head. Was unable to walk off on her own but was conscious pic.twitter.com/8o6FA9Jioc— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) July 10, 2020
"I was stuck at the traffic light, immediately the tree fall on my cab," said Nana Acheampong.
The officer was bleeding badly from her head.
Police say the 27-year-old was knocked unconscious for a moment. She was also unable to walk off on her own two feet.
"She was just crying, crying. She was crying," added Acheampong.
The officer experienced head trauma. Officials say she is conscious and alert at the hospital.
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