High winds led to a dangerous scene in SoHo, New York, as a scaffolding collapsed Sunday afternoon and injured five.
The accident occurred on Broadway and Prince Street in Manhattan, NY. Winds as high as 50 miles per hour were predicted this afternoon, leading to a wind advisory warning.
Large chunks of metal, wood, and other building materials went flying. No body was seriously injured, but one person was seen lifted away on a stretcher.
A video recorded by a bystander shows brave Americans running towards the debris. “Everybody help! Everybody help," one person is heard yelling. Dozens of tourists and locals assisted in helping their fellow human being.
NEW: Video shows moments after scaffold collapsed on Broadway and Prince Street in SoHo. pic.twitter.com/OoWelg0PFz— Myles N. Miller (@MylesMill) November 19, 2017
While in the grand scheme of things this was a minor accident, the scene appeared to be much worse. Still, fellow Americans were willing to go towards the danger instead of away from it. That quick clip highlights the greatness of America; our willingness to assist others. That unity is something that we all tend to forget still exists. It is difficult to see the bonds in our society as our culture becomes increasingly polarized. However, the majority of the time, most Americans are still willing to sacrifice their wellbeing for their fellow man regardless of the danger.
New Yorkers being New Yorkers, helping others out. Several pedestrians injured, none appear critical. FD, EMS @ PD were quick to respond and take over rescue effort from those pitching it. https://t.co/K2Ay8gPylz— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) November 19, 2017
Look at all these people, jumping in to help. https://t.co/xFNeo5EDyD— Steve Nash Found'n (@SteveNashFdn) November 19, 2017
This story will be updated as details come in regarding the injuries.