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A huge tree fell in Central Park and knocked out a mother who was with her three kids



A mother holding a small child while pushing two kids in a stroller was knocked unconscious by a huge tree that fell on her in New York's Central Park on Tuesday morning, according to police.

Witnesses said they heard a loud sound at the scene of the incident.

Shortly after the tree fell, bystanders tried to pull the mother and kids out from under the branches.

Officials said the mother regained consciousness shortly after the tree fell on her. The mother and the kids did not suffer from any life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital at 10 a.m. local time, police reported.

NYPD officials do not know what caused the tree to fall and closed off 62nd Street to all vehicles and pedestrians.

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