Large Sign Falls In Brooklyn, Injuring 2, As Strong Winds Blow
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A large sign fell from the front of a Brooklyn discount department store Sunday, injuring two people.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the sign — 20 to 30 feet long and about 4 feet tall — came crashing down from M&S Bargain Hunters on Fulton Street and Beford Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The sign lay mangled and twisted on the sidewalk later in the day.
Two people suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.
The sign also busted up a BMW.
“I’m very upset,” the vehicle’s owner, Muhammad Khan, said. “This is expensive car.”
Passersby stopped and stared at the rubble, hoping that other property owners would take note.
“Make sure the buildings are all up to par and safe,” Sharee said to Smith.
Some people, however, said it was a random accident.
Sunday saw winds of 20 to 25 mph for most of the day in New York City, with gusts up to 45 mph.
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