Four people are dead and three others injured after a large crane collapsed off a building and onto a street in Seattle, crushing multiple cars.
The collapse occurred over the west side of the intersection at Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street. According to the Seattle Fire Department, a total of five cars were crushed.
The Seattle Fire Department confirmed the fatalities just before 5 p.m. local time. Three of the injured victims were taken to the hospital.
Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said during a press conference that four of the victims were dead on arrival. Two of the deceased victims were crane operators and the two others were in separate vehicles. Three of the injured victims were hospitalized and a fourth individual was assessed on the scene but was not transported.
Two of the victims were a mom and child, whom Scoggins said were in good condition.
The crane appears to have fallen from a building that houses the Google Cloud offices. The building was also damaged during the collapse.
HuffPost has reached out to Google for comment.
Obstruction on Mercer St and Fairview Ave N blocking the EB lanes. Fallen crane on west side of Fairview Ave N and Mercer St intersection. Avoid the area and use alt routes. pic.twitter.com/GLUAXTTjHl
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) April 27, 2019
Devastating scene on Mercer at Fairview. Three cars severely hit by fallen crane. pic.twitter.com/uH4PE2gJyG
— Frank Kuin (@frankkuin) April 27, 2019
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