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Tourist hit by hammock blown off building in New York City

In this April 25, 2017 photo provided by ABC 7 Eyewitness News in New York, a wooden hammock lay on the sidewalk in New York.

In this April 25, 2017 photo provided by ABC 7 Eyewitness News in New York, a wooden hammock lay on the sidewalk in New York.  (ABC 7 Eyewitness News via AP)

A tourist was clobbered by a wooden hammock in Manhattan Tuesday when a strong wind sent the piece of outdoor furniture sailing off a five story rooftop.

The freak accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. as the 48-year-old British tourist was walking on a Tribeca street with her husband, according to police sources.

“It fell! It hit her!” cried a man who was walking with the victim, witnesses recounted.

“I heard a loud boom, and when I ran out, I saw a hammock on the sidewalk and the woman lying down right next to the hammock,” said Baby Rashad, a manager at nearby store De Janeiro. “She couldn’t move. She’s in bad shape. Her left leg was twisted up.”

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She complained of pain in her head, back and legs and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to police.

Authorities believe wind may have swept the hammock from a terrace five stories above at 110 Church Street, and an investigation is ongoing, officials said.

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.