Columbia PhD graduate/ Google search engineer Sasha Blair-Goldensohn is making headlines all over the Big Apple as he recovers from being hit by a falling branch while in Central Park. Yesterday, according to the Daily News, “Blair-Goldensohn, 33, a Google engineer and father of two young children, was walking to work through the park Wednesday morning when a 100-pound limb broke off of a rotting tree and clubbed him on the head.” The tree limb had even punctured his lung, and Blair-Goldensohn was rushed to New York-Presbyterian in a coma.

Fortunately, after spending several hours, relatives (including J-School adjunct Gwenda Blair) say he is making a recovery, and responding to basic commands. We hope the story does have a happy ending.