It’s not hard to find all the “expensive-looking” construction equipment failure videos online, and at times it’s hard to believe that anyone can survive what often looks like a total disaster. . Earlier this week, a New York woman realized she was nearing the end of such a failed business when a construction crane collapsed, crushing her Ford Focus hatchback.
Danielle Cruz was waiting at a traffic lights on Tuesday when a arm crane irritated and got out of her car. The film about the incident is very clear and dramatic, and it looks like the car is completely smashed up front. It looks like Cruz stopped in the right place to avoid death, because she escaped with only a minor wound to her hand and a cut on her lip. FDNY Deputy Assistant Director John Sarracco told ABC7 that she “will be fine.”
In the video, we can see a person appearing from behind concrete barrier holding his head, but it’s unclear if the person was injured or just seriously happy with his head still on. The crane brought down a traffic light and another power pole, but the building and other structures appeared to be undamaged. The Ford Focus has taken the brunt of the damage, and while we don’t insurance regulator, it could be a total loss.
That said, people aren’t always so lucky when a heavy equipment fails like that densely populated city. In 2016, one man was killed and three injured when a crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan, and nearly a decade earlier, in 2008, a crane collapse killed seven and 24. other injured.