Four people were killed and several others were injured in Seattle on Saturday, April 27, after a crane collapsed into traffic in Seattle, Washington, authorities have confirmed.
According to the Seattle Fire Department, at least three people, including a mother and her baby, were hospitalized with injuries following the tragic incident at Fairview Ave. N and Mercer Street.
The fire department said that the third person was treated at the scene but was not transported to the hospital.
The incident at Fairview Ave N and involved a crane that fell into traffic. 5 cars were crushed. There are a total of 4 fatalities, and 3 injured patients that have been transferred to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/HM3PBZ5Udt
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) April 27, 2019
Update: the incident at Fairview Ave N and Mercer street has an 8th patient that was treated on-scene and not transported. This was the 6th car with damage from the fallen crane.
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) April 28, 2019
The dead people included two ironworkers and two individuals who were in their vehicles when the accident occurred. Among them, one was a woman and three were men.
As per the report, the crane damaged multiple cars after falling from the top of a building.
It's unclear what caused the crane to fall. The investigation is going on.
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