SoHo, Manhattan-Tourists were in for quite the New York experience today when scaffolding came crashing down in a heavily trafficked area of SoHo. A large crowd looked on as FDNY and NYPD personnel rushed to free one person that was trapped under debris.
According to FDNY officials, the incident occurred just before 12:00 PM at the corner of Broadway and Prince St. Officials stated that 5 people were injured and transported to Bellevue Hospital. One person’s injuries were serious but not critical; the other four all sustained minor injures.
A witness who saw the incident unfold said that wind played a role, although this has not been confirmed. As of early this afternoon, officials have not made any comment on what may have caused the scaffolding to collapse.
Reporting, photos and video by Brendan Walsh.