PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was a moment of sheer terror for a woman who was injured when she tripped over bricks that had fallen in Frankford.
The victim was released from Temple University Hospital this afternoon. She says she considers herself lucky.
Luretha Moye was on the ground unconscious after tripping and falling over bricks that fell moments earlier from a three-story building.
“I have a hickey on my forehead, my neck is injured,” Moye said.
Moye’s niece, Zahnira Wajid was with Moye when the accident happened.
“I was scared because I didn’t know what was going to happen next and I didn’t know if more was gonna fall,” Wajid said.
The bricks fell around 10 a.m. Friday from 4507 Frankford Avenue. Moye was with her niece when she walked out of a daycare center where she volunteers.
Her niece said Moye fell hard.
“I’m on the phone with 911 and she’s just in and out, in and out,” Wajid said. “But she finally regained consciousness but she was laying down just shaking.”
Moye’s thoughts were mostly on her three kids.
“Would I make it to see my children again,” she was thinking.
Licenses and Inspections deemed the structure stable, which means it’s not expected to give way.
The building’s owner says he bought the building five years ago and never before had this happened.
Daycare workers next door say it could’ve been a danger to small children.
“The owners of that deli really need to get themselves together,” preschool teacher Cathy Jackson said.
“It has nothing to do with 2018 and those bricks wouldn’t have fell if they were in the correct place and done right,” Moye said.
Moye considers herself lucky.
“The lord has my back because I’m still here to speak about it,” she said.
Moye says she’s planning to get a lawyer. The owner is planning to fix the facade on his building soon.