Neglected, Rotting Trees Turn Deadly
The sharp and sudden crack! broke the summer calm.
Alexis Handwerker had been sitting on a bench beneath a towering elm in Stuyvesant Square Park in Manhattan now she was pinned to the ground, bleeding, disoriented and smothered by leaves. One arm was rammed back unnaturally, broken. Panicked parkgoers struggled to free her from a huge tree limb that had plummeted 30 feet.
'I don't want to die,' she screamed. 'I don't want to die.'
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