Local woman hospitalized after hit by large tree branch

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NEW YORK CITY (CBS19 NEWS) -- A woman from Crozet is recovering in a New York City hospital after a tree branch fell and hit her.

The incident happened in Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

Officials say a 30-foot tree branch broke off and hit Penny Chang, who was sitting on a park bench with her son.

Chang was taken to a New York City hospital where she is listed in stable condition. Her son was not hurt.

New York City's park officials were on the site Tuesday to investigate.

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