A 17-year-old boy suffered a head wound and was knocked unconscious when a woman jumped to her death off a New York City mall balcony and landed on him.

Derrick Mulnoz lost consciousness briefly and had a gaping gash on his head after the unidentified suicide victim leaped over a railing at the Queens Center Mall, hitting him as she fell.

The 56-year-old woman died after plunging several stories. She had been at the shopping center with two teenagers.

"I saw the lady on the floor with a pool of blood next to her and her hairpiece," witness John Perez, 22, told the New York Post. "She landed on a kid. ... He was bleeding from his head."

Mulnoz, a student at Amityville High School on Long Island, N.Y., was sitting on a massage chair on the lower level of the mall when the woman jumped from the third floor about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police told the Post.

Witnesses said she was muttering to herself and had removed her shoes before she took her own life, New York 1 reported.

The teen was rushed to a hospital in Queens, New York City, where he being treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition.

The mall was crowded with high school students on spring break when the tragedy occurred.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.