Sunday, October 1, 2023

Part of a hospital parking lot collapsed in Florida

The authorities are investigating collapse this Wednesday from part of the parking lot of a hospital in the city Jacksonville in Florida.

Shortly after 12 p.m. on September 13th a portion of the third floor of the Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital parking lot, which was full of cars at the time of the accident Collapsed.

Shocking images of the incident were shared on social media which shows the damage suffered by a large number of vehicles after the structure collapsed.

75 firefighters responded to the emergency call at 12:14 p.m. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Chief Keith Powers said.

JFRD Urban Search and Rescue used Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office dogs and drones to search for people but found no one. Powers said he was “pretty confident” everyone was safe, but said a structural engineer needed to come to declare the garage safe before further searches could be conducted.

“Until we finish taking some of this apart and getting structural engineers in here to make sure it’s safe, we can’t say 1,000% that everyone will be accounted for,” Powers said.

Buildings adjacent to the garage will be demolished until the building owner can hire a structural engineer to determine the best method to stabilize the structure.

Firefighters and police had to help free some people from the garage stairs, people who weren’t trapped but needed help.

One hundred and eleven cars were counted in the garage, as were their license plates.

It’s up to civil engineers to determine when people with cars inside have the opportunity to remove them.

A witness stated that he parked his car on the first floor of the parking lot between 12:05 and 12:10 p.m. because he had an appointment at 12:20 p.m.

He went to the third floor and was talking to a nurse when they felt the building shake. He and the nurse ran out the door and saw the third floor of the parking lot collapse into the second floor.

Despite the spectacular images, fortunately there were no injuries.

The authorities initially feared that a driver had been left behind under the concrete slabs after the structure collapsed, so they launched an operation with rescue dogs.

However, it was determined that there were no injuries or deaths, only property damage.

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