A 20-foot tree was uprooted today from a sloping Queens street, where it fell and seriously injured a woman, officials said.
Parents and their children were enjoying a street fair along Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, where they heard a loud crackling sound. Seconds later, the tree fell striking a woman in the head.
TREE SERIOUSLY INJURES QUEENS WOMAN
The incident happened at approximately 4:35 p.m. at Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Avenue.
CPR was given when those who rushed to help noticed the woman, identified as Donna Ripkey, was not breathing. She was reportedly unconscious when first responders arrived. The 38-year-old was rushed to Wyckoff Hospital in critical condition.
Woman critical after tree falls