Porch collapses in Northwest Side; five people brought out in stretchers

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One person was in serious to critical condition after a second-floor porch collapsed onto at least five people early Saturday in the Palmer Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

At 2 a.m., a raised porch suddenly detached from an apartment building in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Street, sending three males and two females into stretchers, police said.

Two people were taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department. One was in serious-to-critical condition and the other person’s condition was stabilized.

Another two were taken to Norwegian American Hospital and one was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, authorities said. All three of them were stabilized in good to fair condition.

“I looked and see the porch fell, so I walked to the front and was like, ‘Let me get out the side before the third floor falls to the second floor, then the second floor falls to the first floor,’” one woman inside the apartment said.

The city building inspector was on the scene, police said.

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Multiple people were injured during a porch collapse about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the 2900 block of West Lyndale Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Justin Jackson contributed reporting.

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