German Tourist Hit By Falling Debris In Soho Is Doing Alright

May 12, 2015 | Liam Mathews

The woman struck by a piece of wood that fell off a Soho building on Friday is shaken but recovering, according to DNAinfo. Marie Dehrehndorf, a 19-year-old tourist from Germany, was hit in the head as she walked on Broadway on her very first day in New York. She has some staples in her scalp and is afraid to go out, according to a friend, but she wasn’t seriously injured and is recovering nicely.

She seemed in good spirits in a Facebook update posted Friday night:

“I’m am fine! [sic] I thank everyone who helped me and who was there for me! It was not the nicest 1 st day in New York i could imagine, but I am lucky that nothing worse happened!” Dehrendorf wrote. “The people from the Bellevue Hospital are awesome! Thanks everybody!”

According to DNAinfo, “fire officials said they inspected the building and saw no need to call in the Department of Buildings. The NYPD had no record of the incident.”

Confidential to Ms. Dehrendorf: We’re glad you’re alright, and Taylor Swift has something she’d like to say to you.

(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)