CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago officers are investigating after a girl was critically injured when she was struck by a chunk of a constructing that fell on her Wednesday night time in Wicker Park.
Chicago police mentioned at about 6 p.m. within the 1200-block of North Milwaukee Avenue, on the intersection of North Ashland Avenue, a 22-year-old lady was struck by falling particles from a close-by industrial constructing.
Police mentioned she suffered a laceration to her head and was taken to Stroger Hospital in important situation.
Video from the scene reveals that items of the constructing’s facade and an indication had fallen to the sidewalk.
Police mentioned a automobile driving on Milwaukee was additionally struck by the falling particles. The driving force was not injured, in accordance with CPD.
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Neighbors mentioned they observed a part of the constructing eroding days earlier than this incident. Constructing inspectors and investigators are actually tasked with wanting into the construction of the industrial constructing.
“It was fairly scary to listen to that anyone simply bought injured by that,” mentioned Mike Serafin, a neighbor. “You realize, they put up the scaffolding up over there, and also you thought that may have been sufficient to, like, defend bystanders.”
Serafin walks by the intersection recurrently and observed one thing off in regards to the constructing prior to now few days.
“Like 4 or 5 days in the past, the facade of the constructing began eroding from the north facet,” he mentioned. “I observed that the signal, which was mainly simply bolted solely into the facade itself, in order it was eroding it is a matter of time earlier than it is gonna come down.”
Up to now investigators do not know what brought about the particles to fall or if the constructing had reported any points previous to Wednesday.
It was not instantly clear if there have been any issues reported with the constructing previous to Wednesday night time.
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