Miami-Dade College West parking garage collapses

Published On: Oct 10 2012 03:09:35 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2012 03:51:32 PM EDT
DORAL, Fla. -

One person was killed when a parking garage collapsed at Miami-Dade College West in Doral, Florida

The 5-story garage is collapsed about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the floors of the garage collapsed on top of each other.

Four people were transported to nearby hospital; three were treated on scene and released; and, two others were being brought out of the garage about 1:40 p.m. The extent of their injuries was not immediately released.

The campus has been evacuated.

Doral Police Chief Ricardo Gomez said it's believed only construction workers were inside the structure at the time. The area is closed off to students.

Gallery

PHOTOS: Parking garage collapses

Officials with MDC said the garage, which was to have about 1,800 spaces, had been under construction for about five months without incident. It was to create more parking for the 5,000 students on campus.

The $24 million parking garage broke ground in February. It was expected to be completed in late December.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus