21 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized After Stairway, Balcony CollapseSAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2017) -- Twenty-one children and two adults suffered minor to major injuries Saturday when a stairway platform and balcony collapsed onto people below at a parkour facility on Main Street.
The incident took place at 1699 Main Street near Sigsbee Street at Vault PK. Dozens of children reportedly rushed up the stairway to a platform where the facility offered free pizza, but the stairway and balcony collapsed.
Paramedics rushed children and the adults to multiple hospitals for treatment including Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps Mercy, Sharp and UC San Diego Medical Center.
It was open gym night at the warehouse facility for children ages 5 years to 14 years old. A huge crowd of about 150 children were in the facility Saturday night perhaps after a Groupon was offered for a discounted rate.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, there were city building inspectors investigating the premises Saturday and Sunday morning in an effort to determine what caused the collapse.
There are many unanswered questions surrounding this accident, but ultimately it appears that the structure was not designed to handle the weight of so many people.
Liability for an accident such as this one will likely fall on the owner of the property, Vault PK and possibly the company who built the facility.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident such as this one, it's important that you get immediate medical attention and contact a qualified San Diego personal injury attorney.
Johnson Attorneys Group has been representing injured people in San Diego for more than a decade. Our law firm has obtained more than $100 million for our clients. Call us for a free consultation at 800-235-6801 to find out how we can help.
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