Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered to safety during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously. But city officials said it could have been much worse.
"The fact is this is a very, very sad incident, said Mayor Bill de Blasio." ''We've lost a life, but if you go out there on the street as I did and see what happened here, thank God it was not worse," de Blasio said.