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Parking lot partially collapses as trucker searches for overnight parking

Searching for a trucker to park overnight accidentally led to a partial collapse of a parking lot in Virginia on Wednesday night.

The incident happened on April 20 in Lynchburg, Va., just after 10 p.m., in a parking lot near Three Roads Brewery.

According to WSLS News, the driver entered the parking garage while looking for a place to park overnight while waiting to deliver to Three Roads Brewery in the morning. As the driver crossed the upper deck of the garage, his truck fell through the concrete, causing the garage to partially collapse.

Fortunately, the vehicles parked in the basement of the collapse were able to drive away without incident and only one car was damaged. No one was injured in the incident.

“This one isn’t too bad. There’s no complete collapse, no threat of anyone getting trapped in the debris below,” a member of the fire department told WFXR News. biggest concern when something like this happens – a bridge collapse with occupants and cars below that would require search and rescue. Fortunately, this is not the case. »

The parking lot will be closed for “a period of time” as the city of Lynchburg works to inspect the structure. Officials say the incident was an accident and no citations have been issued.

Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins