New York Woman Hurt by Falling Shopping Cart

By: From CBS News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From CBS News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

NEW YORK (CBS, AP) -- Two 12-year-old boys from Harlem have been charged with felony assault and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon after they allegedly pushed a shopping cart off a fourth-floor walkway in a New York City shopping plaza. The cart went over the walkway and hit a woman in the head who was four floors below.

The victim, Marion Salmon Hedges, is in critical but stable condition at New York City's Harlem Hospital.

Hedges was walking with her 14-year-old son outside a Target store in East Harlem on Sunday when the cart fell on her. Her son wasn't injured. Her father-in-law, Michael Hedges, says prosecutors should "throw the book" at the two boys.

The Daily News reports that Hedges volunteers at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center.

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