“Injuries Reported ”
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (April 25, 2017) – A woman was injured when a hammock fell off the top of a New York City apartment building on Tuesday, according to a local news source. (map)
The hammock, a free standing variety with a wooden base, flew off the top of the TriBeCa House apartment building and fell almost fifty feet, striking a 48 year old tourist from the UK on the sidewalk below. The weather was windy and rainy, but the Department of Buildings had not issued a warning as they normally do for residents to secure rooftop furniture.
The woman was knocked to the ground and witnesses say it seemed she was hit on the shoulders, head or arms by the hammock. The woman was rushed to a local hospital by responding paramedics for treatment of her injuries, but her current condition is unknown. The accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine cause and liability. Timothy Hogan of the Department of Buildings said that it is generally the responsibility of the owner of the building to make sure residents have their furniture secured, and owners can face fines of up to $25,000.
“Police will gather evidence and conduct interviews with the drivers and witnesses to determine liability” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Any injured party involved in an accident will have a bodily injury claim against the negligent driver who caused the accident.”
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