NY Google Wiz Fights Back After He's Bashed by Branch

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 2:59 AM CDT
NY Google Wiz Fights Back After He's Bashed by Branch
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn was struck in the head by a 100-pound branch that crashed to the ground in Central Park.

A Google engineer was fighting for recovery yesterday after suffering severe head injuries when a 100-pound branch slammed into his head as he was walking through New York's Central Park. The 33-year-old father of two responded to commands to open his eyes yesterday after being in a coma, reports the New York Daily News. Doctors battled to reduce swelling in Sasha Blair-Goldensohn's brain after the rotten limb crashed into his skull.

"It was like a cartoon, a safe falling from an upper-floor window—except this time it's real," said his worried stepdad.

  (Read more Central Park stories.)

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