A woman survived miraculously after a building in downtown Edgefield collapsed onto a car she was reported to be inside. The sudden collapse caused by the earthquake led to this horrific incident, raining hundreds of bricks onto the car. The woman was said to have sustained injuries from this incident.
The century-old building collapsed and crushed a Ford Fusion with a woman inside
According to further reports, the 2021 Ford Fusion was severely crushed by the bricks from the collapsed building. This event happened at around 2 pm on Tuesday behind the Tillman Law Firm located on Lynch Street, where the woman was trapped inside the vehicle.
As a result, several people were spotted at the scene of the accident, rushing to rescue her from the crushed vehicle. Ronald Carter, who happens to be the police chief, while confirming the incident, revealed that the woman, 66, sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. He further stated that the woman was released by the hospital by midnight.
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The police chief believes that she survived the accident by luck. According to him, the 66-year-old woman just got into the car when the building collapsed on her. He said it would have been a different story if she had waited 20 seconds before entering the car. She sustained fractured ribs from the life-threatening incident.
Carter disclosed that the collapsed building has been there for over 100 years, and has been in disrepair for many years. He also said the building hadn’t had a roof for almost 30 years. The bricks, according to him, were solid despite the terrible state of the building. Cater believes that the heavy rain that fell earlier in the week might have caused the building to fall.
For safety purposes, the police contacted the owner of the building and the remaining standard structure was torn down on Wednesday.