A dreary, cloud covered day with a constant, tenacious downpour was made even bleaker when a pedestrian was killed instantly after loose masonry from a Midtown building fell onto her.
The woman, identified by Authorities as 60yr old Erica Tishman of Manhattan, was walking on West 49th Street past a building for which the address is 729 7th Avenue, when the loose stonework made its’ deadly descent, striking her in the head.
Emergency Responders tried in vain to resuscitate Erica before pronouncing her dead on the scene. Chunks of the fallen Terra Cotta could be seen near her body as it lay covered by a white sheet on the sidewalk, in the rain.
Passersby stopped to take in the horrific scene, some wondering how incidents like this can still happen in the City, while others somberly noted it could have happened to them.
Authorities have launched a full fledged Investigation to determine how this tragic event unfolded.