NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A shopping trip took a terrifying turn in the Bronx Monday, when shelving units fell like dominoes at a discount store in the Bronx and falling merchandise buried shoppers.
Eight people were injured in the accident, which happened around 3:45 p.m. at the Discount Outlet store at 940 Morris Ave. in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. A pile of shelving and merchandise was left spilling out of the front windows of the store.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, fire and police crews flocked to the scene, but were held up by traffic jams as the Yankees home opener let out. The scene of the accident is about a quarter-mile from Yankee Stadium.
Meanwhile, the inside of the discount store was left looking like the aftermath of an earthquake, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported. People who were present when it happened said it was just as scary.
“The lady was screaming in excruciating pain. You could see hands from the back because they were buried under all the mess,” said witness Lucy Torado. “The children were screaming horribly. It was horrible.”