On Monday, the NYPD revealed that a Brooklyn park-goer had died badly hurt when a tree branch fell on him from above.
The NYPD said Jared Richardson died at Kings County Hospital at 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, about 12 hours later, he was rushed there from Reinald Salgado Playground near Monroe St. and Patchen Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
In the initial police investigation, Richardson was relaxing in the playground, named for a beloved 81st Precinct cop who died of leukemia in 1997, when a tree branch fell from about 40 feet above and hit him in the head.
Meanwhile, the Parks Department said the “failed limb” was from a London planetree and measured 28 inches in diameter.
According to reports, a Parks forestry expert found the tree in good condition when it was last inspected in August 2020.
It was learned that the tree was last pruned in July 2020.