Woman hit by chair falling from 12th-story NYC balcony

January 26, 2020 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was hospitalized Saturday when a chair fell off a 12th-story balcony in New York City and hit her on the head, police said.

The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan. The wooden patio chair was apparently swept off the balcony during a steady rainstorm. It hit a 23-year-old woman and a parked car.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of a laceration to her head. “She was passed out. We thought she was dead. It really hit her hard,” witness Patrice Demay told the New York Post.

The city Department of Buildings is investigating.