While this motorist was stopped at a red light, a crane fell on her car! Fortunately, she made it out alive.
The scene takes place in the streets of the Bronx, in New York in the United States. Danielle Cruz, a 22-year-old student at Lehman College, drives to class in her Ford Focus grey, when she was the victim of an accident.
As she was stopped at a red light, an unlikely scene occurred: at a nearby construction site, workers were lifting a load to a high floor. The Crane used for this purpose, and mounted on a crane truck, breaks and falls on the young woman’s car.
A woman miraculously survived with just minor injuries when the crane of a boom truck broke off a vehicle in the Bronx and crushed her car as she was stopped at a traffic light. A firefighter told her if she had stopped 3 inches forward, she’d be dead. 😱 https://t.co/FSS2zOoOxP pic.twitter.com/0a5ALfl1ob
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) September 20, 2022
When it fell, the crane carried a traffic light in its path, and crashed into the Ford Focus, at the front of the vehicle. Danielle Cruz has been injured hand and lipand was extracted from her vehicle by passers-by, because she was no longer able to open her door, which was blocked by the deformation of the sheet metal under the weight of the machine.
According to the young student, the accident happened “both slowly and quickly at the same time” : if it had stopped a few centimeters further, this fall could have been fatalaccording to a firefighter who intervened on the spot.
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The victim was transported to the nearby St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated: fortunately, he only had minor injuries, due to fragments of broken glass coming from the windows of his car. In the end, she came out of it with few sequelae, and was very lucky.
The police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the responsibilities of the workers on the site. As a precaution, some 29 people working on this building were evacuated.
Source : ABC7
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