Dramatic moment a man wanders off seconds before the crane collapses onto a 22-year-old woman driving her car in the Bronx – leaving her with minor injuries
- The flying boom of a delivery truck in the Bronx failed under its load and crashed into the pavement
- The massive hydraulic arm narrowly missed a pedestrian and crashed into the roof of a white two-door sedan that had stopped at an intersection
- The lift arm broke the traffic light, causing it to fall into the road
- The 22-year-old woman driving the white car and her passenger were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
Three people miraculously avoided death by crushing after a construction crane collapsed in a Bronx intersection, shattering the roof of a car but causing only minor injuries.
Surveillance video from nearby shops captured the near-fatal crash that left a passerby clutching his head in amazement after the crane boom and falling debris completely missed him.
The crane truck was bringing rebar to the construction site of an 11-story building at the corner of Bedford Park Boulevard and Villa Avenue when the crane collapsed on the roadway around 10:30 a.m.
A huge steel crane arm crashed into a white two-door sedan that had stopped at a nearby traffic light in the Bronx on Tuesday
Miraculously, the 22-year-old woman driving the car and her passenger were not seriously injured in the accident
The massive steel hydraulic lift landed on a white two-door sedan stopped at a traffic light, crushing the roof and rocking the car back and forth.
A man carrying a small bag of groceries passing by at the time, ran for cover when the large yellow traffic light crashed into the roadway along with other metal fragments that hit him just missed.
A frantic scene erupted afterwards as good Samaritans and bystanders surrounded the car, attempting to free the passenger and driver.
FDNY emergency medical technicians arrived shortly after and took the 22-year-old driver and passenger to Saint Barnabas Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
Construction workers and passers-by rushed to help the woman in the white sedan, center, after a crane arm crashed into it
The man in the white shirt, far right, was walking under the crane arm when he collapsed on the pavement, narrowly missing him
The man holding the bag crossed Bedford Park Boulevard after the crash and continued walking.
The New York City Fire Department evacuated 29 construction workers from the project, and the Buildings Department halted work on the building while it investigated the accident.
“Our preliminary investigation determined that the boom truck was making a delivery, lifting a load of rebar from a trailer and onto the roof of the construction project, when the boom arm failed and broke. collapsed on the adjacent roadway,” the department said. said buildings spokesman Andrew Rudansky.
The project has been cited for construction violations before
In late August, Classic Construction Group, of Bayside, Queens, received a summons for a flimsy protective sidewalk shelter and was fined $2,400 by the New York City Department of Buildings. They did not pay the fine.