Several Hurt After Deck Collapses In Towson
TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Dangerous deck collapse. More than half a dozen college students injured when a second floor deck came crashing down at a Towson apartment complex.
Meghan McCorkell says one person was rushed to Shock Trauma with severe injuries.
That man was pinned underneath the deck. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The second-story deck ripped right off the side of the apartment building.
“I can’t believe it just happened,” Levin said.
Levine was standing in the courtyard and saw the whole thing.
“The thing just fell. No kids were jumping on it or anything and the thing just collapsed,” he said.
Witnesses say a college party was going on when the deck came down.
“There were approximately 10 people on the deck, we were told, when it collapsed,” said Baltimore County Div. Chief Jon Kuruk.
Six people in total were taken to the hospital. Several others were treated for cuts and bruises.
One man who was standing underneath the structure was pinned when it fell. He has life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters are still trying to determine the cause.
“If you look up close, you know, it tore away from the wood that was already attached to the building. The building itself seems stable and intact. It’s hard to tell if it was overloaded,” Kuruk said.
Some who live in the complex say they’re worried about the stability of the decks.
“We don’t really feel comfortable with ours. We had water coming through light sockets and that’s—on a balcony—it’s a safety hazard,” said Nadine Ashe.
As for Jake Levine, he’s just praying for his friends.
“I hope everyone is okay. We’ll see in the next few days,” he said.
It’s believed that some of the injured are Towson University students. Campus police were on the scene Monday night.
Three of the other patients transported to the hospital suffered serious injuries.
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