Two Garages Collapse after Retention Wall Fails
Two garages on Carroll Street collapsed into the back yard of a Crown Street house after a 20 foot retention wall failed and came crumbling down early Friday morning.
The incident occurred at around 7:00am in the back yards of 1644 Carroll Street and 743 Crown Street. One resident told CrownHeights.info that it sounded like “two trucks crashed into each other, like a bomb had gone off”. As he looked out his window, he saw the rear of his garage was missing.
A section of a 20 foot retention wall failed and collapsed, sending a shower of a debris down on to three cars that were parked in the yard. Luckily, no one was there and there were no reported injuries.
Firefighters, police officers and representatives of the city’s office of emergency management and the department of buildings were all on scene.
Sources in the fire department said that the collapse was probably due to the copious amounts of rain the neighborhood had recently seen, along with poor maintenance of the old wall.