MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Four people were seriously injured Sunday when a second-floor balcony collapsed onto a parked car in Miami Beach.
Capt. Charlton Price, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Fire Department, said the collapse happened around 10 a.m. at the Dora Condo building in the 8400 block of Harding Avenue. All the victims were on the balcony when it collapsed, Price said.
“The four of them were outside smoking, and it didn't hold the weight,” said Ed Figueredo, a neighbor.
Paramedics transported one victim to Aventura Hospital as a trauma alert. A second victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital while the other two were transported Mount Sinai Medical Center. They were all listed in stable condition.
The victims were described as being in their late 40s to early 50s.
Price said officials from the Miami Beach Building Department were dispatched to inspect the building. The inspectors said the apartment that was attached to the balcony is unsafe. The residents will not be allowed to go back inside the unit.