Posted: Jul 16, 2010 11:31 AM by David Ortiviz, News First 5
Updated: Jul 16, 2010 1:54 PM
Rescuers are trying to reach one person trapped in a car in a parking garage that collapsed in northern New Jersey.
Hackensack fire Lt. Stephen Lindner says the emergency workers can see the victim but can't get to the person because they are concerned about the possibility of another collapse. They could not determine the victim's condition. Lindner says authorities are checking out reports that two to three more people might also be trapped.
A glass canopy fell off of a high-rise condominium building and onto the garage two stories below on Friday, partly flattening the structure and damaging vehicles.
Television footage shows a driveway next to the building littered with dirt, debris and glass, and wide cracks in the pavement. Building resident Chris Baldo told a local television station he was in his first-floor unit when he heard "rumbling that sounded like an earthquake or a plane, like something hit the building." He says he looked over his shoulder and saw the collapse.