Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding




Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding
Video Shows New Yorkers Rushing To Free People Trapped Under Scaffolding  

Dozens of New Yorkers jumped into action after a scaffolding collapse in lower Manhattan Sunday morning left several people trapped, but fortunately with only minor injuries.

Video taken just before noon and posted on Twitter shows people scrambling to remove piles of boards and metal sheets after strong winds toppled the structure onto the sidewalk.

Three pedestrians were struck and injured by the falling debris and two were trapped beneath it along the corner of Prince and Broadway, the New York Post reported.

Those five people were "conscious and alert" when transported to a local hospital, New York City Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph Lonino told the Post from the scene.

AM New York later reported that they suffered minor injuries.

Authorities blamed strong winds for the structure's toppling.

In another wind-related incident captured on video Sunday, scaffolding was filmed hitting a building as it was tossed around in the air.

As terrifying as the scaffolding collapse may have been, the crowd's united act to help those injured prompted an outpouring of love and pride for the city and its people on social media.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein's Outfit Did the Talking for Him When He Silently Turned Himself In

Whether the now arrested former mogul liked it or not, his disheveled outfit and odd choices of accessories still made a statement.

Weinstein expected to
Weinstein expected to 'surrender' to NY authorities Friday
  • World
  • 2018-05-25 02:45:50Z

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career collapsed in a blaze of assault accusations. US media reported that the former movie powerbroker -- once the toast of Hollywood, with

Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In To The NYPD For Sex Crimes
Harvey Weinstein Expected To Turn Himself In To The NYPD For Sex Crimes

Harvey Weinstein plans to turn himself in to New York City law enforcement on

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.