Crane collapse kills one in New York City

A huge crane toppled in New York City this morning, killing someone in a parked car and injuring several others. CBS reports that high winds were blamed for the collapse.

It was something of a miracle that there wasn't more impact," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference.

De Blasio said that the collapse happened as crews were lowering the crane into a secure position because wind speeds were above 20 mph.

The collapsed red boom of the mobile crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block after the accident, which occurred around 8:25 a.m. in the Tribeca neighborhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center.

The top photo is from Reuters' wire. Here's a shot anonymously posted to Imgur that reveals how tall the crane was and how fortunately we are that more were not hurt.