Crane Collapses In High Winds, Smashing Through Dallas Apartment Building

Saul Bowman
June 12, 2019

A woman died and five other people were injured on Sunday when a crane fell into a Dallas apartment building, as severe thunderstorms ripped through North Texas.

Dallas Fire and Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said: "We only hope that what we have found up to this point is where the damage and where the impact stops".

Two of those injured are in a critical condition and three had suffered serious injuries.

(Screenshot) WFAA-TV retweets live video from an eyewitness to damage caused by crane collapse in Old East Dallas.

A billboard also collapsed in uptown Dallas, damaging two cars.

Evans said the crane was located next door to the building that was crushed, but he wasn't sure if the equipment was being used Sunday.

Firefighters and security operatives on ground after the crane collapse in Dallas.

A nearby resident identified as Abbey Kearney told CNN that she and her husband saw the crane come down on the Elan City Lights apartment building in downtown Dallas just as extremely high winds kicked up in the area.

The highest recorded gust in the area was 71 miles per hour at Dallas Love Field, according to the National Weather Service, though winds were likely higher at the elevation where the crane was on top of the building.

"It felt like a year", Mrs Bosquez said.

The tower's parking garage used to be also broken, and search and rescue efforts are serene ongoing. He said did not know whether the crane was in operation at the time. He said he was not sure if anybody was in the garage at the time of the collapse.

One woman has been confirmed dead.

A powerful thunderstorm toppled a crane Sunday afternoon in downtown Dallas, authorities reported. Residents are urged to call 311 to report downed trees or flooded areas.

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